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Senate turns back sweeping oil-drilling amendment

The Senate on Tuesday blocked an amendment to pending transportation legislation that would have mandated a huge expansion of offshore oil-and-gas leasing, opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling and approved construction of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

Sen. Pat Roberts’s (R-Kan.) amendment, which failed 41-57, would have also extended several energy efficiency and renewable fuels tax incentives and extend a pay freeze for federal workers, among other provisions.

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  • Mr.Lincoln

    I expect the Senate to get schlackked as the house did! Oil trade groups: Drilling deregulation could create 190,000 full time American jobs Published: 12:04 AM 07/12/2011| Updated: 2:34 AM 07/12/2011
    http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/12/oil-trade-groups-drilling-deregulation-could-create-190000-jobs/

    • Hold Our Politicians Accountable

      We the People Demand a Full Scale Investigation into the Eligibility Requirements of President Obama to be President and to run again for a second term.
      http://www.petition2congress.com/6251/we-people-demand-full-scale-investigation-eligability-requirement/

      • Hold Our Politicians Accountable

        All of our politicians need to be held accountable including candidates. We can start by holding Congress responsible for not standing up for american citizens that they are suppose to serve.
        What we need is http://www.petition2congress.com/6195/congressional-reform-act-to-fix-congress/

        • zac

          Why don’t you put your crap to music? You repeat so much you are getting to be intrusive.

          • Dana Carter

            Zack how are you at math. 41 to 57 = $5.00 gas! Do you get the point yet?

          • Gerald D

            Zac,
            I think what he is doing is admirable in trying to get people connected at a level where they do more than just sit in these forums and complain. !!! The reason the country is in such pitiful shape today is because Conservatives sat back and complained for years while the Liberals organized. And now when legitimate efforts to organize surface, short sighted conservatives grumble.

          • ANTICRIME

            @Zac, It NOT “crap” ~ Have you taken the time to check out the links and sign on…like many of us concerned American citizens have?! Inaction = zero results, my friend!

          • NancyJ

            Hey zac, try keeping gas in the car if you are social security.
            When will you rubber stamp progressives think for yourselves? Nothing (I repeat nothing) you have ever done is a success. Even animals know better than to hit their head against a wall forever!

          • Patriot Patrol

            People, People, – ZAC is Liberal/Democrat TROLL. You know what a TROLL is? One sent to our Conservative blog sites to disrupt our constructive debates and information about the Liberal/Communist/Democrats. Zac is most likely a Union/OWS losser. Pay NOOO attention to him. He most like is getting paid by the Unions to start trouble. God Bless the Conservative Americans.

          • Peggy

            SOME people have to hear things SEVERAL times before they GET IT!!!! Ya know??

          • Eddie

            Zac…are you from Kenya ?

          • Joe

            Zac,

            Troll, You need a lass bell button!

            Also, take a look at the 1st Amendent which gives “Hold Our Politicians Accountable” the right to say what he dam well pleases.

          • fiestygal

            If you would pay attention, you might learn something useful. You’re letting your mouth spew out your ignorance!

          • ROBERT E

            ZAC you are out voted .give it up you dumb ass.. obamma lover

          • Neb

            Zac, Dear Dear Zac, why so angry? Why so hostile over such lovely words. They sound like golden notes flittering along on the soft gentle breeze! Darling Zac, get your head out of your rear end!!

          • Steven

            While I agree with what Hold Our Politicians Accountable is trying to say, I have to agree with Zac on one point. Posting EXACTLY the same comment on EVERY article, regardless of the topic, is getting annoying.

          • Patriot7

            Zac, Intrusive is when they come to get you in the middle of the night to haul your butt off to an internment camp.

          • Dirty Daug

            Zak is maybe a Liberal, so he has got a right to feel that way.

          • Briggs Phariss

            Folks, I have read your comments about Zac,,, But, there is one point you are not taking into consideration,,,
            YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID !!!
            So you might as well let him go, for he, apparently , will not be changed by your constructive comments. I must, at least, compliment you on you concern for this illthinking fellow citizen.

        • frank marks

          we need to realize our polititians are adolesences they act like the tax payers are the parent and they want and take from use to meet their immature desires.. they will either grow up and mature into adulthood when they can work to provide for themselves and take care of their families through their independence and sacrifices or they will burn the house down in which they were born… in other words grow up you fools and get to work and stop stealing money from your moms purse.. they are overaged adolestences and need to know there is another step in matureity..

        • Eddie

          Your screen name is confusing. Please explain to me how you “hold a politician accountable” ? With an approval rating at rougly 5% what else can you do ? They’re locked in for 6 years in the Senate and 4 years in the House. So pray tell how you “hold our politicians accountable” ? In reality they don’t give a damn about what WE THE PEOPLE think or want. You may say that I am cynical. I would answer..you’re damn right I’m cynical. I had a lot of help getting this way. How can you hold a politican accountable when the American people are so stupid that they elect the very ones who are unaccountable ? As an example..how about Magilla Gorilla (Shelia Jackson Lee) She is dumber than a fence post and the even dumber voters keep sending her stupid ass right back to DC ? And take your pick of Mexifornia politicians they’re all as dumb as a hammer. Example..Nazi Piglosi..the Botox Queen. This has got to be the stupidest person in Washington. The nut cases in San Fransissyco just keep sending her dumbass right back to DC. So how do you hold somebody accountable when WE THE PEOPLE keep electing the dumbasses to office ????? You’re concept is sound but your reality is lacking !

          • Joe

            Eddie,
            Thanks for your blog.

            However, many of us are trying to decide what the hell to do now. You did mention “lacking” so have you any thoughts regarding what to do next?

            Anyone? Other than…

            REMEMBER NOVEMBER!!!

          • Paul R.

            I agree with your statements Eddie. I live in Mexifornia and cannot stand the politicians we get because of the dumber than post voters. We are held hostage by San Francisco (Sodom by the Bay), Lost Angels ( better known as Progressive Town). Congress’ approval rating is meaningless because everyone hates the other guys representative but keeps re-electing their own because they like to eat at the pig trough on the hand outs they get. How can we get intelligence tests at the poles to keep the idiots from voting???

          • Leesburg Kid

            Eddie…I believe the House jobs are 2 year terms. Senate=6, House =2, Pres and VP are 4, and Sup Court is lifetime.

          • JoJo

            Actually the entire house is reelected every two years, and in the senate, one third of the senate is up for reelection.

          • lad

            Great post eddie im senile to and i dont trust anyone remotely connected to the us gov.
            I dont trust big oil companies either they got us right by the balls and they know
            it. Ive started riding my horse every where i go, but i realize most people cant do that,
            so i wish they would show a little patriotism for a change or maybe they dont care if they
            finish the job of wrecking our countries economy , obozo and the oil companies make a good team. Mostly i cant figure out how these sorry sobitchs keep getting elected. Our voters are
            extremely retarded or the elections are rigged.

          • RON

            did we forget mr reid from nevada, a brain dead individual that is working hand in hand with our present Piss Ant president to destroy the country we all love!!!!!!!!!

          • Korean Vet

            Hey Eddie……..Look up the terms for the legistaure: 6 years for a Senator and 2 years for a Representitive. The Presidents term is the only 4 year term, at least according to the Constitution. Now, obummer might try to change all that to “lifetime terms”. Hey, why not? They do it in African dictatorships don’t they? Besides that, this guy is from Africa is he not?

        • R.Cook

          Our Republic was designed for an honest, moral and ethical people. If we abandon those concepts we will fail as a society and as a nation. A person who is deficient in any of these areas has no place in public service. If a politician will lie to get elected, they will lie after being elected and they will lie to stay in control.
          A lie is a lie, is a lie! Calling it anything else is political correctness at its worst. It is my absolute belief that every word a politician speaks should be held to the same standard required of witnesses in court. Every politician should be required to take, not only the present oath of office but also take the oath similar to that administered to witnesses in a court of law. If the person refuses to take the oath, that person should never be elected.
          I call the following the “Honesty Pledge”. Try contacting everyone who represents you in politics and see if they will take the “Honesty Pledge” and publish it in writing. If they will not you might reconsider any support you have given them in the past. Have internet contacts? Have them do the same. Make it go viral.
          Honesty Pledge:
          “I do solemnly swear or affirm I will tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in regards to every aspect of my elected or appointed office and duties including my speeches and written statements. I will demand the same pledge for all those who answer to my elected or appointed office. If I violate this oath I will resign immediately, so help me God.”
          There are members of both the general public and in politics that will claim I am naïve for even suggesting such a requirement of public officials. I will take this idea to an even higher level. Any person who would support a politician that refused to take this oath is part of the problem themselves.

          • R.Cook

            It is easy! Just copy paste and send.

          • lad

            Excelent idea Mr. Cook only problem is these politicians lie so often and so much that they start
            believing their own crap and they cant tell the difference between the truth and a lie. There
            is a mental disorder named after this condition but im not sure what it is, but where i come from we call it insane. not in touch with reality.

        • Rocky

          Sorry but in my opinion signing petitions does not work. Millions of emails, faxes, letters, phone calls, office visits went in telling our elected officals we did NOT want ObamaCare passed. You can see how far we got with that ! I’m through signing petitions. Politicans think the only time the voters have a brain is when it is time to re-elect THEM , the rest of the time it’s sit down, shut up and let them do the rest. We did and look at the mess we are in now. It’s going to up up to the people to save this nation, our worthless politcans can’t/won’t do it !

          • Mike

            Well, We the People did do a substantial shellacking to the Demoncrats in Nov-2010 and sent a whole bunch of them into early retirement. Unfortunately, we have to do the same thing with the Senate this time along with the Presidency. Anyone who voted against increasing our energy production and building Keystone should be run out of Washington on a rail, tarred and feathered. Enough of this nonsense.

          • JoJo

            Of course it didn’t do any good to send in petitions because Obama had a supermajority. Now we see democrats suddenly deciding not to run for reelection. We really need to focus on replacing those running for office in the house and senate with constitutional minded conservatives. I used to say TEA party constitutionally minded conservatives, but since many in the TEA party are supporting Romney (who was giving them the middle finger a year ago saying that he didn’t need them) I have to wonder what the TEA party has morphed into. A GOP elite stated that the party would co-opt the TEA party, I’m thinking that they’ve almost succeeded.

          • lad

            I share your feelings about petitions myself even though ive signed at least 100
            of them i have been told by several legal authorites they have no legal standing at all. I also find it funny that all petitions letters are accompanied with a donation request.

        • RonW

          I couldn’t agree more. Do to the Election Rigging in the Primary’s. Which has me both worried and angry. As luck would have it. Since I’m of the mindset that each and every House or Senate Member on BOTH sides of the isle must be voted out, if they have held their seats for more than two terms. A thought came to mind that really angered me. That is, since it appears that Election Rigging which used to be a FELONY. And its in your face just how bad the press and media, along with the RNC is doing just that, and they do not seem concerned about possible criminal charges. They must know something that We The People don’t. And that concern’s me if true. I then stumbled upon an Article written by Lindsey Graham who I have not trusted since the Bill Clinton impeachment days who is promoting along with all the other in bed with the Fed and Friends. So I took the opportunity to vent. Brought conversation in the comment boxes to a halt. The article and my rant can be found here. I let go with both barrels.

          http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/9/gop-concern-over-iran-isnt-casual/

        • Lonnie W. Lynch

          How about lets be a little more specific here, when are the people going to start holding “The Senate” responsible and put Harry Reids feet to the fire… When are the people of Nv going to have enough of him and pull his behind out of “The Senate”.. It is time to start calling these two different house by just who they are… House or Senate. Its kind of like lets stop calling “this administration” the adminstration when we actually mean Barrack Obama !!!! Let put the right name on it folks !!!!!!!

      • http://yahoo.com Al Chamberlain

        IT WILL NOT DO ANY GOOD TO EVEN TRY TO FIND OUT ABOUT OBAMA AND HIS CROOKS IN THE WHITE HOUSE, OBAMA WAS NOT VOTED IN IN THE FIRST PLACE HE WAS PAID INTO OFFICE BY THE BIG UNIONS,AND HE HAS BEEN PAYING THEM BACK EVERY DAY SENSE HAS BEEN OFFICE,AND HE WILL MORE THAN LIKELY GET BACK IN THE SAME WAY AGAIN,THERE IS NO ONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE WITH THE BALL’S TO FACE ANY OF THEM,SO WE CAN GET RID OF ALL OF THEM DUMMIES UP THERE.

        • Paul R.

          Union money was aided by George Soros. He is the real puppet master and Obama is just his mouth piece. Obama will do anything the Union bosses and Georgie want he to do because he wants to destroy the country just like they do. How come the Union rank and file cannot see that their bosses are working to destroy the very jobs they claim to want to protect?

          • patriotrenegade

            soros-CFR, knewtscum-CFR, afl-cio boss trumpka-CFR, get it? Under the globalist plan, the ONLY construction workers will be union. New regs every year will drive small non-union shops out of existence along with millions more jobs. Check out your local rep or “senator”. Check the CFR membership lists. If they are on it they are a traitor. VOTE THEM OUT! The deom/commie senate is a complete effen disgrace. Active CFR’s that I can name without looking: mccain, kerry, LIEberman, snowe, collins, on and on. check the list, you are on the right track.

        • ALLAN

          Al: I believe you are right. The communist leaders used to say if we sit back long enough for a few generations of those very strong Patriotic Builders of the Great American Society to pass on then we can infiltrate and destroy them from within. And that is precisely what is occuring every single minute of every day. The Muslims under Sharia;the ACLU, Acorn, and on and on are within our fundamental circuitry of government short circuiting all the Great Grids our Great Grandparents, Grandparents and American Families tirelessly built For OUR FUTURE. And now they find us very vulnerable as they spread like a Cancer against America through it’s governing body. I truly believe the younger generation still is not totally aware of this inner decay as that is all they have ever seen in America. The True Conservative with all the necessary capabilities to Reinforce what ”’WE BUILT”” is Rick Santorum. This is the easiest election ever to pick the ” SUITABLE COMMANDER IN CHIEF that I’ve seen since the 1950’s.

          • lad

            Now there is a scary thought this country in the hands of the younger generation,
            forget it shows over, glad i want be around too see it.

      • Sharon

        EXACTLY…..ALL of them should be held accountable….and as for Obama…..he should be OUT…NO BIRTH CERTIFICATE that is REAL ….spells OUT…

        • Edward Shick

          I think we have proved that Obama hates the USA and our people , He is a fraud and if he wants to live in a Muslim country , why doesn’t he go home , I prefer a Christian nation . I did not go to Korea for the Muslim’s , If he is an American he should be tried as a Traitor or at least be impeached , They should take Harry Reid in for a mental evaliation as he appears to have lost it somewhere , No budget in Three years , get rid of this do nothing congressman , We need our country to advance , if you are to old to want abetter life for our youth GET OUT NOW!!

          • Billyboy

            I will never understand the people of Arizona voting Dirty Harry back to the senate. Dumb ass folks.

          • daves

            Huh. And I think President Obama is doing much better than any of the Republican candidates could. These guys are scary!

          • ALLAN

            I didn’t sit in a Naval Frigate off Cuba to defend America and Canada just to let the Muslim’s infiltrate into our government and start putting demands for Sharia Law and Time off the job to sit and pray. How come we Christians can pray anytime anyplace whether working or relaxing and they have to make such an issue about praying? This is OUR COUNTRY NOT THEIR’S. If immigrants can’t assimilate correctly as in Day’s Gone By they SHOULD NOT BE HERE. I know several thousand would love to assist them in LEAVING AMERICA since they don’t like OUR WAYS: TOO BAD LIKE IT OR LUMP IT OR LEAVE: THOSE SHOULD BE YOUR ONLY CHOICES.

          • lad

            It was the youth especially those smart as college kids was one of largest groups of americans
            that help elect this communist . That says alot about our colleges and gov school system.

      • Mike Tanco

        Trouble with this Congress, “NO GUTS, NO NUTS”. How about an amendment putting them on Obamacare and paying into Social Security like the rest of us??? How about requiring them to spend 1/3 of the time in D.C. and 2/3 in their states? That would mean they would need a real job and they would be part-time employees. This Congress and Obama are killing us economically. It’s time to start taking care of all U.S. “citizens” and cut the welfare gifts and foreign aid. Mike Tanco

        • Peggy

          Right. And the trouble with “We the People”?, no GUTS, no GLORY!! We have to get OFF our BUTS & DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!! USA! USA! USA!

          • Roy

            Ron Paul or none at all

        • daves

          Mike Tanco – Obamacare is a requirement that you buy private insurance. No one in the Congress is excluded but if they were it would mean that they do not have to buy health insurance.

          Also, House and Senate members have been paying into Social Security for years.

          If you do not believe me, please do a little research. This internet is a wonderful thing.

        • ALLAN

          Mike; That is exactly how Congress began. The representatives would leave their farms or other occupation; get together take care of the Nation’s Business and return home. Now they are so darned concerned about giving money to foreigners and appeasing them that “WE” THE AMERICAN NATION are being DESTROYED,MORALLY,RELIGIOUSLY,LEGALLY, and our VERY FOUNDATION is no longer SECURE. This was a great time for the enemies of America to infiltrate into our Governmen t and bring us down. The younger generation does not know Great America only the Mess of Today. They may even believe America was always like this. One thing For Certain AMERICA WAS NOT ALWAYS LIKE TODAY. We had REAL MEN of Integrity,Patriotism,Honor and Christian and Jewish Faiths that Made in America told IT ALL.

      • Brian

        I agree, I think until and independent review of this matter is determinded this setting President should be removed from office along with the person that supported his election documents. I also think a fraud has been committed to the American People and all should be held countable by the letter of the law. This sort of thing should never happen again.

      • Mike

        I would like for Cowboy Byte to identify and publish the names of all the Senators who voted against this bill so the American People can vote them out next time. Some may be up in November, some later but they all need to be voted out along with the POTUS in November. They are anti energy, anti job growth just like this administration. Harry Reid should step down since he has blocked every recent bill sent over by the House to help the economy. Enough is enough.

      • Infidel

        The FoodStamp President has more Issues than just his birth certificate. Bing the “Down Low Club” and read Lawrence Sinclair’s expose Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder (available on Ebay, Amazon … etc)

    • Carl

      Reid and the other Liberal Dems prove again that they do not want us to be energy independent. They consistently block opportunities for JOB CREATION and weaning us from foreign oil so we could get our economy back on track. This amounts to them being ANTI American and shows why We The People give them such low approval ratings. (11%, last time I saw a poll) NO-bama 2012

      • Bert

        Then where are the Pro-Americans to fight these bastards off. If all these jobs became available, that would mean that there would be no reason to sit at home, smoke pot and let the wage earners support you through taxes.

      • Carol Goodwin

        This also shows how many of them are invested in all that filthy foreign oil! There is an old movie that needs to be revived titled “Tulsa” which shows how destructive oil and the lust for more and more money really is. I wish I could afford to get rid of my gasoline engine car and buy one of those new electric cars! But as a senior on a ‘fixed’ income, it is not possible.

        • bobby nealey

          No you don’t , look before you leap , there are a pile of rocks to land on . Electric cars is a good dream but that is in the future and just a dream just as space travel is , we do not have the tecnoligy . The people that are pushing electric cars and green energy have never lived in the real world and are useing people like obama that don’t know any better to push it.

          • bevad

            Bobby me boy – It is NOT just a dream and we DO have the technology but there are impediments to its being implemented and produced on any useful scale the largest of which is the big oil lobby and their influence on our members of congress. There are also foreign policy issues that come into play which unfortunately are given more regard than the welfare of Americans. An electric powered car or a gasoline powered car for that matter could (can) be produced for a lot less than their current market price if government were not involved.

          • Ed Orr

            The electric vehicle is nothing new. Early in the 1900’s until about 1929 they were manufactured. Some of them went further on a charged battery system than anything produced recently. Also there were electric trucks which could haul five tons of freight. The problem was they the need for speed killed these vehicles as they were much slower than internal combustion engine powered vehicles. Don’t take my word for it and do the research, it’s there! I wonder what effect the oil industry had on the demise of those electric vehicles….DUH!

        • RichFromShowMe

          Welcome to obama’s America!

          This is NOT the intended destination for a nation based on Freedom, Personal Responsibility and Economic Freedom.

          We the People, will administer the cure to the current Administrations perversions, November 6th, 2012

        • Matt

          The electric car runs on electricity- electricity most likely comes from coal. Coal is a fossil fuel that the existing government wants to eliminate. The electric charge lasts a VERY SHORT TIME. The charger alone costs $8,000.00 . Have you REALLY THOUGHT THIS THING THROUGH? Hmmmmmm.

          • Wayne937

            Matt, no they have not thought this through or they would not be talking this way. Let’s get the oil flowing before tinkering around with electric cars. I don’t know about you but I want to see the price of gasoline go back down to a liveable level so he folks won’t have to worry about whether to fill up their tanks or by groceries.

          • David in MA

            The problem with the tree huggers, save the whales & utopia bunches is
            they are disconnected from the process to impliment an idea to reality.
            They dream but have no idea of the mechanics of the process.
            Hippies without a commune and destructive to America.
            If obozo, the occupy bunch and those who think like they do, then
            they should return to a communial life and be happy.
            BTW, how many “hippy communes” are still operating,
            either none or very very few,
            why?, because they found socialism does not work.

          • Ed Orr

            Obviously you have not done your research. School myself and everyone else with regards to batteries and the different modes of their re-charging. You have no clue as to the early technology of those electric vehicles and what could actually be accomplished with today’s technologies. As long as the oil industry can convince the uneducated that THEIR product is needed for the electric vehicle to work the mindset of naysayers will not evolve. Tell us about the earliest known batteries and how they worked. Tell us about the batteries used in the early electric vehicles and the difference between them and modern ones. Can a battery be charged with solar power or wind power? Do they need an $8.000.00 charger? You can bet that as long as we are dependent on oil for the propulsion of our vehicles the oil companies will rule. The electric vehicle CAN be produced but not in the way they are trying to sell it through b.o.’s propaganda machine and his ties to big corporations. It is all about money, them taking our money to make their money so they can stay in power.

          • bobby nealey

            Matt thank you , I am glad to see there are people out there that can put their shoes on by them selves . Yes I have been in to electric cars for years . Jay leno has about 15 from the early 1900s he said the 1909 was his wife’s favorite ,3/4 horse motor 4 batteras top speed 25 miles per hour 100 miles on a charge , I also keep up with the newer ones and that is why I say they are still 50 years away and that is only if the gov will get their nose out of it.The E P A wants us to go back to pre horse era . They don’t like the horse’s exhaust , I realy haven’t found anything the E P A ,liberals , and the government do like except to grind us under their feet and complain about the energy we use while they travel all over in our big jets and s u v burning fuel like it’s going out of style . What the heck that is what we give them our money for . They can waste it much better than we can . You people that think electric cars are ready for us keep your heads in the sand don’t try to wake up , you can’t face reality .

        • Old Colonel

          So my dear senior citzen, where will you get the electricity for your “green” car? From a power plant that is fired by coal or oil. This “green” fade is just a bunch of hype for liberals to exempt themselves from while lining their pockets with taxpayer funds. Violates common sense and needs to stop!

        • Grandparay

          What people fail to realize is that an electric car still requires some kind of energy
          to recharge it. Electric is not free, I to am on fixed income, with a two hundred
          and sixty dollar electric bill, I do not want anything else to plug in.

        • lad

          Good comment, im a retired disabled veteran and unable to work even if
          I could find a job. I woudn,t wait around to see if any one really cares.. I have heared
          through the news, that the US exports more oil than it imports, there is NO shortage of crude oil at this time.This leads me to
          believe that not only,you can not trust your government the oil companies will
          stick it to you also. We live in a world full of Lies, conspiracy, and greed I seriously
          doubt this will change. I simply do without, and thank God for letting me see the sun come up
          and make the best of things. God save America cause its people have gone astray.

        • Hawker

          Not only have you bought the Kool-aid you have now drink it all up.

        • KittyKat

          Carol,
          When you go to charge your electric car……what generates the electricity? Coal, water, and oil.

          • Ed Orr

            ONE of the ways I produce electricity in my home is through the use of a propane OR natural gas powered generator. So have you ever heard of THAT??????

          • bobby nealey

            Ed Orr not only have I heard of it , I also know it is not cheap , You can buy electricity cheaper . I also have generators and am still trying to find the cheapest way to operate them .

        • pat palazzolo

          Carol taking into considertion that you are a senior citizen and would really like to help the enviorment, did you ever stop to consider what is needed to create the electricity to replenish your electric battery for your electric car. It’s called oil !

      • Edward Shick

        It’s nice to get money under Table or in a Swiss banking account without working , like part of DNC and unions

    • Mr. Right

      Do you meen “real jobs” and not “jobs saved”?

    • Dr. Lee Lincoln

      I hope they publish a list of names of those who voted against drilling! We need to vote the Bums Out!

      • bobby nealey

        Just look for any one that is listed as a demacrat , that part is easy , now the republicans is a different animal you will have to check their bank accounts or who they made a deal with or sold their soul to the devil .

    • Roger

      The Eco-Nazis are more important to obama than American jobs!!!

      • Ed Orr

        The real Nazi’s extracted oil from coal, a process which has been available for about 100 years. Is it any wonder that b.o is against the coal industry? NO the process does not require complicated and huge oil extraction refineries.

    • Denise

      Good morning Mr. Lincoln,
      Don’t get too excited; remember, both Palosi and Reid were reelected. In Massachuettes, we elected Scott Brown, he turned out to be just another RINO. It seems as though we will have Romney as the GOP’s choice, another RINO, I know because he was our Govenor.

      • Ray Sarchet

        Dear Denise
        Thank you for an honest comment. I just saw Michael Steele on MSNBC. Arrghhh!

        GW Bush, McCain, Steele, Romney, mustn’t go on. There are all RINO’s who made a deal with
        the Elite Globalists who do not want and cannot stand American exceptionalism. When one makes a deal with the Devil you know where he will stick his pitchfork!

      • http://Comcast Bobby D. Sloan

        You are right Denise. Soros even made the statement tha Mitt Romney would be the mirrow image of Obama if he got in as President, its big money that backs both of them, (sigh) its to bad Newt. doesn’t have that kind of backing.

        • bobby nealey

          Sorors made that statement , I wonder why , could it be because he knows how you and others will take it . I know he and the rest of the liberals think they are smarter than us poor common folks and they have been to all of those fancy liberal schools . I have news for them , while they paid top dollar to learn to be stupid I was in the school of hard knocks . They graduated as educated idiots . I am 68 years old and still learning , I may not have a phd or what in front of my name , but I have more common since in my little finger than they have in their whole body .

    • Elwood

      Evidently the juveniles in the US Senate have forgotten that oil, coal and natural gas helped bring us the highest standard of living ever known to mankind. Before petroleum my farmer grandparents and great grandparents were faced with digging their living out of the ground. Is it possible the “geniuses” in the Senate want us to return to that mode?

      • lad

        I think it has become quite obvious that the majority of members of congress especially the president could care less about the american people . They are only interrested in keeping their positions and catering to their own special interest groups . Ive read countless comments
        from people suggesting what americans could do to solve this problem. Myself I have
        given up replacing these people with others would only give us more of the same. The thing I guess that bothers me most is I never felt any other administration has dilerately made it
        there mission to destroy everything that was good about america. I will celebrate when i see
        obozo and his wife packing their bags and leaving the white house.

        • .50 BMG

          It’s not that congress are wimps, (which they are) but the fact that their multitudinous crimes will send them to jail or worse. They are almost all in on the thievery- there is no such thing as two parties, it’s just smoke to distract us from their agenda, which is to destroy the USA. That’s why bonehead won’t take action, he’s got a plan to escape, probably to some beachfront property in the Bahamas that he bought with his ill gotten gains (and I would also bet thay all do).

          • Ed Orr

            There is only one man who would kick the asses of corrupt politicians and indict them for violations of the RICO act and also those programs they instituted which are clear violations of the constitution. NO not Ron Paul! This is the real reason that politicians in Wa. D.C. got so pissed at old Newt so many years ago. Practically none of the crap they threw at him stuck.
            No I am not endorsing Newt, I only point out the facts. Today has been very refreshing as not much was said by the Paulbots about their anointed one and with good reason.

          • D Fowler

            I am a little braver Ed…I do endorse Newt. Only guy with enough fire in his belly to get the job done. He will unfortunately not win the nomination so I will vote for anybody except Obama.

          • Ed Orr

            To Fowler, being brave has nothing to do whether or not I would endorse or vote for uncle Newt. I am a voracious student of the Art of War by Sun Tzu and make many of my decisions based on his writings…..strategy is not just a word to me.

          • D Fowler

            I coach soccer so am fully aware of strategy. Also an avid chess player. If I have learned nothing else I know that you must make a decision and take a shot win, lose or draw.

        • pat palazzolo

          I could not agree with you more, instead of having a thrill run up my leg (chris mathews) when obama was elected, I feel a chill run down my spine thinking what would happen to america were he to be reelected. The only thing we can do is vote him out and convince family and friends to do the same !!!!!!!!

    • Ron

      “We the People”, need to keep notes on these Senators and Congressmen, who vote on these bills, and vote their As- out of office, along with the ring leader Obummer this November. We need someone in office that will vote like a true American, not someone that votes with the lobbyist and the other people that they are lap-dogs to.

      • Ron

        I will be so glad, if Harry Reid is no longer up there making me sick, every time I see him speak. He makes me want to puke, he is a disgrace to this country..

        • Karl Williams

          Whadda ya mean Country? Dingy Harry is a disgrace to the human race. A real waste of skin.

          • Old Faithful Geyser

            Did you ever think that the Bastard was breathing the air we could use for something else? or using water that would be better spent on washing your car instead of him using it?
            He is a TOTAL failure as a human being.

        • Imprimis

          What’s up w/the people of Nevada? They actually voted this vermin into office one more time. Oi! We absolutely need a National voter ID…no ID, no vote…drivers license won’t do because illegals are allowed them in some states. Nevada…recall Reid…he puts shame all over you.

        • lad

          ME TOO!

      • Grandparay

        Ron, I am succumbing to the fact the true Americans are fast becoming
        a rare breed. Patriotism is rarely taught in our schools any longer,
        American history is practically a thing of the past. I have five
        children and nineteen Grandchildren, as a veteran I have preached
        and preached patriotism to them. Eleven Grandchildren are homeschooled
        they share my views. Eight Grandchildren are public schooled, I
        am here to tell you there is a difference. Yes true Americans are fast
        disappearing.

      • lad

        THATS EASY TO DO VOTING RECORDS OF ALL POLITICIANS ARE LISTED
        ON THE ENTERNET.

    • http://MSN Mike Stone Sr

      All Progressives in positions of authority in America should be voted out or removed from power of any kind! These radicals are involved in ideology that has permeated the higher education sector in America every since the late 60s. Progressives seek not to alter our system, they seek to destroy the American system and replace it with “a militant socialism” , virtually abolishing capitalism, Constitutional processes, and the free will electoral process intended to choose our leaders!

    • Kenai

      This should come as no surprise to us as the senate has repeatedly blocked any good bills for the last several years. It’s too bad We the people can’t bring Dirty Harry and other senate democrats up on charges of treason.

      • Old Faithful Geyser

        Harry Reid has totally circumvented the political system, established for the proper running of our country, by taking total control of the Senate and blocking any and all bills or proposals by anyone that he disagrees with. He rules the Senate like a KINGDOM and he is king.
        I don’t think this is the way the system is supposed to work, but he has gotten by with it for so long that now everybody thinks that is the way it should be run.
        Harry Reid is a despicable little Son of a Bitch that has no friends and his only claim to fame is his ruthless wielding of power in the Senate. After he is voted out of the Senate, he will die a lonely old BASTARD.

        • lad

          OUCH!

    • David in MA

      When obozo’s PR team thinks it will be an asset to the re-election
      of the FN dictator they will push the Senate to move the bill and
      expect the dumb voters to think obozo has done great things and
      vote for a continuing destruction of America….It’s all about obozo…..
      and the islamic socializing of America.
      obozo is not qualified to be president under the Constitution.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwhKuunp8D8&feature=player_embedded

      Obama makes a confession.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28

    • Cheryl Jensen

      http://content.bitsontherun.com/previews/UAEeFxrK-svqBtzyp

      It is the type of government that is the problem . Republic vs. Communism.
      After viewing this short video, no one can deny the fact that these Communist’s are all working for this goal of Communist take down of America. See them try to cover up their goals, this is who Obama is, period. No question!!!

      • lad

        HE LOOKS MORE LIKE A CHIMPANZEE TO ME BUT IF YOU THINK HES A
        COMMUNIST THATS FINE WE MUST BE POLITICALLY CORRECT YOU NO.

    • GrumpyOldGoat

      What this nation really needs is the MANDATORY DEATH PENALTY for corrupt politicians that actively work to destroy the nation.

      I know of 57 that certainly need to be in court trying to prove their vote was good for the nation and in no way detrimental.

      • lad

        DANG GRUMPY OLD GOAT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HATE THESE BASTARDS AS MUCH AS I DO.

    • GREENTEETH

      BHO you gnikcuf dip stick you have been repeating enough to come true. you are out of oil you have leaked out youre black slime all over the USA, it’s time to get out the tide and oxyclean and scrub down Washington. out of oil, right, some people are out of gas don’t see much about bho’s BC, SS, PASSPORTS, TAX FILEINGS, ECT, ECT. I’M not out of gas, WHERE IS THE BIRTHCERTIFICATE?

    • OneCitizenOfTheRepublic

      SO much talk about Obama…but it is the Senate that has blocked virtually every Conservative bill over the last five years!. We MUST make the average Joe know about who is causing the problems. You know the Progressives will point at the House for not doing anything…we need to shoot first, shoot straight, and tell the truth…Obama + Progressives (in the Senate/House) = a fundamental transformation into Socialism/Fascism…the end of America as we inherited it.

    • catfish

      I want the roll call results…………….Some Reprehensibles voted against. WHO ARE THEY?

    • Roberta

      It is the RIGHT of any Company to pursue their business legally with no Government interferance. When Government steps into those RIGHTS, then an Autocracy is invoked and the BUSINESSES ARE BARRED from Doing Business as usual. This creates an
      UN-AMERICAN COMMUNIST ENVIRONMENT! Think about it!

      A Daughter of the Revolutionary War

  • Robalou01

    Thanks for nothing Reid and the rest of the a**holes who voted this down!!!

  • http://www.kwatery2.pl/lang.php?lang=de Pokoje Tanie

    Thanks for the good writeup. It if truth be told was a amusement account it. Look complicated to far introduced agreeable from you! However, how can we communicate?

  • kenny1801

    Now tell me truthfully, is ANYBODY out there REALLY SHOCKED at this MOVE of PURE IGNORANCE??

    • Anthony San Diego

      Not surprised, they’re all either whipping boys, puppets, stooges, cowards or traitors.
      Your choice, but choice is not limited to just one of the above.

    • Ray Sarchet

      What Is Happening To America?
      First of all let us look at what America has been for 236 years. She gained her independence from Great Britain as a new nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all. Guaranteed certain inalienable rights, particularly freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to own and bear arms to protect herself from tyranny, etc.
      She became the richest, strongest nation on earth despite being only 5% of the World’s population.
      She became the world’s go-to protector. She saved Great Britain, France, South Korea, and other nations from evil forces within Germany, Japan and Russia.
      Now America’s very existence is being threatened by evil again. Those forces are the envious, jealous elites of Europe who are tired of a bunch of refugees from Europe existing as the world singular super power. These evil elites know that Communism doesn’t work. They know that Communism wrecked the economies of Russia, China, North Korea and Cuba nearly starving the people, so they now wish to employ it to devastate America.
      They also know that human nature causes people to accept handouts, become lazy and dependent. These evil elites are simply using Socialism/Communism as a way to take down America from within. Once the middle/working class is broken and dependent the evil elites then become the dictators and the masses are enslaved as welfare recipients.
      America must vote those evil forces out of our government before they become total dictators. We must stick to the free enterprise system that made America strong and fed and cared for us for 236 years. We must maintain America as a free democratic republic.

      • Roger

        We The People must TAKE OUT the Axis of Evil – obama, pelosi and reid.

        • Jimbo

          We must organize, talk to your friends and neighbors, we must vote these bastards out, all of them in 2012 or our children and grandkids will live in a 3rd world country

        • ANTICRIME

          @Roger, As long as the “infection” of George Soros exists, his Useful Idiots can easily be replaced! ~ Until the infection is cured the disease will continue to exist and debilitate our country!

        • Roy

          Don’t forgrt

          sorros and othere shadow puppeteer’s

      • ROSINA

        hEAR! HEAR!
        FULLY AGREE WITH YOU.
        OUT DAMNED SPOT! MEANS THE DEMONCRAPS-ALL OF THEM

      • http://2010ChapterII Mark Colwell

        Remember the usurper in chiefs own words after the mid term elections. “We got shellacked” The most accurate observation he’s made since his coronation. 2010 was proof once again that the vocal minority in this country, is still the minority. Nov 2012 will be chapter II, and the dream result is Repubs keep House, Capture Senate, and the White House. The blow hard media will lose their minds, but, America will begin its trek back to being the Shining City On the Hill that we’ve been for decades

      • Carol Goodwin

        The only way we will get that Republic back and protect our constitution is to elect the only candidate who is not in the race for self gratification, money nor power. That is Ron Paul. Since he IS a ‘natural born’ citizen and Santorum and Romney are NOT! Neither of their fathers was a US citizen at the time of their births. We do not need the son of an Italian national nor the son of a Mexican national involved after all the chaos of having an illegal African national who has done nothing but lie to us from day one!

        • nellie

          First off, I believe it is plain to every sound minded American that we need to become energy independent. So what the Senate has done is yet once again set us back several years. Shame on them…but the saga will continue. Back to the House – new bill — back to the Senate – voted down….continually. Robert E. Lee…right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          Carol Goodwin…do you have any idea what an electric car costs, let alone (as pointed out by Bevard the cost of the charger). You had best look into it. It is no where near a solution. Even the gas/electric car is expensive and operates poorly. AND, Carol, truly disrespected your blog about Italian and Mexican nationalized fathers! Heavens, are you so bigoted? Can’t we just stick to the subject and avoid coined nasty phrases and bigoted remarks.

          • Kenai

            Nellie, those were not bigoted remarks by Carol. What Carol stated is what the Constitution requires.
            Read it!

      • Matt

        You are 100% correct, but most of our children are hooked to cellphones and the Kardashians. How do you get them off of it and interested in their country? I see and hear the stupidest people every day at work (grocery store). They are uninformed and dumber than you could ever imagine. As you can see on the internet – most can’t even spell the simplest words. What can we do with this situation. They listen to the lame-stream media and actually believe it. I hate to say it but we are probably doomed until people become enslaved by the government and then desire to break free. Society is too pampered and most likely needs to lose what it has to realize what it had.

        • ANTICRIME

          @Matt, These people will not care or pay any attention to what is going on in their country…until the bottom falls out! ~ DEPRIVATION, especially of FREEDOM will be quite sobering for the “Entertainment & Fun Generation” who will have to live with what their ignorance wrought!

        • lad

          AMEN TO THAT MATT– ALOT OF AMERICANS I MEET ARE TO DUMB TO BLOW HOT
          SOUP HOW ELSE DO YOU THINK WE WOUND UP WITH THIS COMMUNIST BASTARD.
          I BET HE REALLY DOESN,T EVEN KNOWS WHO HIS DADDY IS.

      • Imprimis

        THAT SHIP HAS SAILED….I am NOT smiling. We, the people, allowed these politicians to be above the law. When the “employee votes itself benefits better than the employer, there’s a definite problem. When people do not stick to issue, such as seat belts (just an example). The argument is whether gov. has anything at all to say what we will/will not have to pay for in our cars/vehicles or the fact that seat belts are safe. Two entirely diff. arguments and yet, any yet…The beat goes on.

      • lad

        Great comment! I am going to try again today to get and answer to a question that
        nobody has been able to answer. I hear from people( vote vote vote) these undesirable
        politician out. I have been doing this even before autos. televisions, computers, existed.
        The problem is my vote in a presidential race means nothing. They are selected by
        members of an electorial college which is composed of members that (NOBODY) knows
        who they are , their names , where they live, nothing, does anyone know who they are? There
        has been 4 times in history that the president was not chosen by the popular vote.

      • KittyKat

        Ray,
        I am 65 now, a senior, and bit-by-bit, I am drawing OUT the SS $ that I paid IN over a 45-year working life. Just because I am getting back some of my $ from the gubmint, does not mean that I believe or support ANY of the BS that comes out of BO’s mouth or any other of those overpaid pansies’ mouths. Lock and load, my friends.

        • D Fowler

          KittyKat: You are not getting your social security back! LBJ saw to that when he moved our SS trust funds that we paid in, to the ‘general fund’ so he could implement his War on Poverty (food stamps, etc). Your contributions have long ago been spent by your government. When you pay in you get little IOU’s (non-negotiable Treasury notes which cannot be sold on the open market) in return. Now when someone receives SS benefits they are actually getting money from the government in the form of a loan from the Chinese to repay what you thought was yours. Who has to pay the loan from the Chinese? The taxpayer making the contributions. Since we must pay back this loan (our SS debt), that you thought was your hard earned money (your former SS asset), you are not really entitled to anything. (You pay in SS – the government takes it away from you and spends it elsewhere – the taxpayer must then borrow the money to get it back = we are all screwed). It is a Ponzi scheme which is never sustainable! Sad to say for all your paid in contributions SS you receive is just welfare.

    • bevad

      It is not ignorance Kenny. They know exactly what they are doing. It is politics as usual and they have a socialistic political agenda.

  • cvw

    I think the only thing passed in the past few years is gays in the military and pay raises for them. I would think since they can’t even pass a budget then they should not get paid. WTF?

  • Amazingoly

    The voters will remember in November those who voted no on this. Everyone who is up for re-election should get the boot. We will elect folks who will vote for the right thing, rather than what they are told.

    • Anthony San Diego

      “We will elect folks who will vote for the right thing, rather than what they are told.”
      And that says it all. Good post Amazingoly.

  • danimal

    By the time they get all the bullshit taken care of, I will be so broke that I won’t be able to afford the gas to get to work. Sure hope they hurry, I won’t even be able to get shoes to wear just to walk to work.

  • gary

    liberals went to liberal schools, where accounting and logic is postponed until after graduation.
    They want you to share you earnings because they like their parents couch and Obama’s free packages of coolaid handouts. Liberalism is a mental disease, the cure is voting Obama and his administration of Czars out of office.

    • Roger

      … but this handout mentality only works as long as there is enough OPM (Other People’s Money) to keep them happy.

      If the obama mentality of TAX the RICH (to death) had been in effect for our whole generation (I am over 50), just imagine if Bill Gates and Steve Jobs had decided they wanted to profit from their planet changing inovations and started Microsoft and Apple in say Ireland.
      Would America be better off without ANY TAXES AT ALL from any Microsoft employee?

      If we let obama dramatically increase taxes on the successful, they will simply move to another country and America gets nothing instead of more and more revenue like the Economic Moron obama would like to think.

      • Old Faithful Geyser

        Why do you think the ones that have already moved to a foreign country moved?
        They could not make a profit here at home, with the high taxes, UNIONS, high wages, high cost of transportation, EPA regulations, OSHA regulations, government interference, NLRB, and unfair trade regulations with foreign countries, and the importation of foreign goods at reduced prices, that made our products and businesses unable to compete. Add to that the quality of the foreign products surpassed our domestic products because of a lousy work ethic here at home. All of this made this country ripe for the picking, to lose our manufacturing superiority. Plus, we funded the countries with foreign aid, that are now taking our manufacturing.
        We have created this problem ourselves, then we allow a Bastard Child Mullato Racist, be elected President, that is dead set on ruining what is left of this country, because he hates everything this country stands for.
        That is a recipe for disaster that can only be cured by electing good, honest people, that are more concerned about the health of our Nation, than their pay, or theirself.

  • Tpartywarrior

    Herman Cain had a 9-9-9 plan. So does Obama.
    Before you know it, we will be paying $9.99 for a gallon of gasoline.

    • Roger

      OMG, you captured THE REAL OBAMA ENERGY PLAN – 9.99 per gallon.
      The bumper sticker that will defeat obama!!!

      • Jon

        I like it I think we should use it.

  • Aice I. Stevens

    It is all in their “Master Plan” to destroy America,
    the land that they hate !

    • Bob Marshall

      Obama made his plans and the reason he wanted to destroy the American economy and weaken the military in his book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER and this information could have been found in THE ROOTS of OBAMA’S RAGE, CORE of CORRUPTION and THE AUDACITY of DECEIT. His campaign promises as well as his speeches were on youtube. There was no reason for so many to be ignorant of Who was behind the Obama campaign and his connections to socialist, communist and other anti-American extremist. i expect he will get , maybe not another 97% of the African-American vote, but close because they are still hoping for change. Double the unemployment percentage as to the rest of America may not make that much difference. George Bernard Shaw: As long as you rob Peter to pay Paul you can always count on the support of Paul. Hopefully, he won’t receive 70% of the married womens vote again. Google the 2008 exit polls Nov. 05 to see who voted for Obama. Imagine what would happen if more would actually do their own research and read some of the many books available instead of getting their news from the corporate controlled news media.”It is fortunate for the governments that the masses don’t think.” Adolf Hitler.

  • MW33

    I work in the North Dakota Bakken oil field, we are short handed up here. Starting pay for unskilled labor is right around $70,000 to start including housing. The experts say that this play reaches as far East as Lake Michigan.

    Than we have the XL pipeline… North Dakota was going to run roughly 1 Million bbls of oil through there in their first year upon completion. Talk up here is to now pipe all, or a sizable portion of that oil to Canada and sell directly to the Chinese. We have the oil, but now that the pipeline is cancelled, we have to sell those millions of bbls to someone. Go figure?

  • http://mozilla Robert E. Lee

    O K America ; the libs are on record now concerning the ability to grow our natural resources into energy independence and generating tax dollars for Obam the Imam to spend on SOCIAL JUSTICE;;; are you going to vote Harry Reid and the rest of these morons back into office??????

    • Shakey Jake

      Sorry,Mr.Lee, we have to wait till 2016 to throw the worm Harry Reid out . He stole his re-election in 2010 . You know the Senate is elected to a six year term,ugh ! !

    • Carol Goodwin

      Why is no one bringing up Pelosi? This witch has caused more trouble seeing as how as ‘speaker’ she approved Obama’s qualifications as a candidate for the presidency, in the first place. I do not know anyone in her district but it’s difficult to know who to contact in the land of fruits, flakes and nuts to see if anyone there would help drum her out of DC! Yes, Harry Reid and all the dim-oh-krats!

    • Sama

      Carol…
      Pope-ess Pelosi is oneof the MOST responsible for the blind eye to their nominated UFO (unidentified foreign operative). And yes, we must spread ‘his’ $9 .9 9 program for gasoline.

      Pope-ess Pelosi is now giving directives to “her” church. Truth is, it isn’t ‘her’ church as she follows NONE of its teachings. But that doesn’t stop her from trying to represent them. My chin -high waders are not enough to get through this swamp!!

  • CaptTurbo

    We can always count on the Democrat Congress to do the wrong thing!

    • http://mozilla Robert E. Lee

      And Obam the Imam calls the congress a DO NOTHING CONGRESS;; what does he call his harry Reid senate? Patriot Liberals.

  • Shackshark

    If this does not get your attention. Get ready for more change you can count on.$5.00 gas
    14%inflation,No social security,Medicare broke, Riots at home,Failing school system,
    Higher taxes.
    Had enough yet ??

    • Ed Orr

      And all that is just the beginning of the end.

  • heg

    Heads up folks. Anyone can go to numbersusa.com to make voices heard! Its setup by Roy Beck to fight this illegal immigration to get everyone to listen to get them out of America so true Americans can get the jobs these people now hold. Its a free site and easy to become a member. Roy sends all sorts of surveys for members to sign and then these are delivered to your Congressmen , the Senate and even old Obama as well. At the bottom of each survey is an area where you can put your P.S two cents worth in so I encourage all to go take a look and decide for yourself. Its very reliable. I tell them short of cussin them out which is legal. Have a great day all. Roy also takes a stand on other problems so good hunting everyone.

    • http://mozilla Robert E. Lee

      14 million Americans out of work;; 12 million illegals in America;; that would make unemployment [ 1.2%];; just like it was a few years back. Obam the Imam tried to take credit for jobs created by the oil/gas sector yesterday and Rush slammed his a66. Obam has signed [one lease deal]; all the growth is occurring on privately owned land where his regulation/moratorium can not be inforced;; these leases were negotiated by BUSH and bimbo is trying to take credit. What sick puke OBAMA IS.

  • Ssgtforce

    One only has to look behind the left wing anti drilling agenda that is funded by George Soros. He owns a lease on a large natural gas deposit in New Guinea. Obama gave two billion dollars to Brazil for offshore drilling in order for Soros to to sell the oil to to China. Guess who was Obama’s main campaign financier in 2008. So much for that hope and change.

  • Wolf Sage

    It sure appears that all democrat senators are communists?

    • ANTICRIME

      @WS, What else is new?! The original name for the Communists is SOCIAL DEMOCRATS…check out the older history books! ~ They hide behind different names like “Progressives” and “Liberals”, but no matter what they call themselves they can be easily identified BY THEIR WORKS!!! (The complicit national mainstream media even tries to hide them behind the COLOR BLUE instead of their true flag color of RED…which they assign to Conservatives!!!)

  • Amerigo M. Cimino

    “Senate turns back sweeping oil-drilling amendment” Nice Start!
    A headline that reflects my assessment of our Congress! The Media is hell-bent, reporting the doings of Mr. Obama, and giving the Congress a free pass! Mr. Obama does not scare me as much as the lifetime members of Congress. I have said it before: Congress AND Mr. Obama do not want solutions! Their positions depend on crises, and solutions hamper their agenda.
    Just go back to the “stimulus” package, and the formation of the Super Committee. The Super Committee consisted of both Dem’s and Rep’s, (The cream of the crop), whom were going to “look-into”, ways to save some of that money; (840+ BILLIONS of dollars), and in less than a month, came back with; a big “0”.
    How about the leader of the Senate, whom made the statement; “We had to pass the bill, to find out what’s in it”. This was the nit-wit called the “leader”. Are we still asleep? Is this person still a Senator?
    So, what are we doing about it? We are putting the contenders through the gauntlet!
    Whom gets a free pass?; Members of Congress! THAT’S WHOM!
    I believe, anyone running for the office of President should be questioned, and understand his positions on taking the office. Just go back and try to understand how Mr. Obama became a contender! What did we get? A mouth-piece! A GANG LEADER!
    What has he been doing? Peddling influence! And Congress just sits back and allow it to happen! Fellow voters; THINK about your choice for Representation along with your choice of President!
    Meanwhile, press “1” for English.

  • Doug

    Must have been some Republicans that voted against it as well. Time for them to go…

    • Carol Goodwin

      No, they were Rinos! Has anyone ever done a probe as to what’s in it for all these Obamanuts? When the USA is destroyed, what will they get out of it? Will they become czars and czarinas or merely “Komrades”? Can they really believe socialism or communism is a better way of life? What about what Putin tried to explain “we tried it and it was a dismal failure”. When the people decide that they will all just stop working and getting nothing for their labors, the imperialists realize they were total failures! No money to tax!

  • northbrook

    Another action by the Democrats showing that they do not want our nation energy independant. Maybe they have other motives -links to the oil cartels? More proof there is a need to change the people in the government starting from the President.

  • spxz

    Once again, the Senate has shown they will play partisan politics, and kiss the butts of the Mideast oil producers who fund their campaigns (through their local ‘special interest’ groups and lobbies), instead of doing the best job for Americans. There will be huge changes in November. The Senate will clean house, and there will be some immediate consequences. Holder will end up on trial. Obama may suffer the same fate. Obamacare wll be repealed. The liberal left will scream and squeal when the same things they did are done to them. Sadly, we will lose the most amusing Democrap ‘comedy moron’ Debbi Wasserman-Schultz. No more bobble-head idiot spewing nonsense. Pelosi will fade away (with former Senator John Kerry) into Botox heaven, and Barney Frank will go down in history as the most destructive homosexual in American History.

  • http://comcast Lee Bird -Veteran USMC

    We will never be independent unless we explore and produce our own oil !!!!!!! Obama talks of exploring other sources for energy but RIGHT NOW we need OIL !!!!!!!!! This would create alot of needed employment for our economy and we could pay off our debts. We would no longer be dependent of other countries for oil. Gas prices will continue to raise where people will wouldn,t be able to get to their jobs and 80% of all goods in the United States are transported by truck. Everyone has heard the expression “BLACK GOLD” and we need it right now !!!!!!!!! Obama is stripping us of all our rights and freedom. WAKE UP AMERICA ———- We need a NEW LEADER for the people and clean out the boot lickers in the Whitehouse.

    • Ed Orr

      We will never be independent until we the people take the country back by force. What is needed is a modern version of Chesty Puller.
      Semper Fi!

      • Ed Orr

        They have us surrounded…. exactly where we want them. (or something like that)

      • lad

        ED i agree with your state ment100% but if the american people took up arms and
        attempted to remove the communist regeim from washington they would be murdered
        in the streets just like they do in syria. O what the hell im an old retired disabled veteran
        most of what made our country great has been destroyed by this corrupt gov, ill grab my old
        rusty legal shotgun and you and i will head out to washington and run those no good communist out of the white house. I would bet we couldnt get a handfull of patriots
        to go with us. Maybe some of our allies around the world would give us air support like the french ha thats a joke. Careful old friend what you say it could be considered a terroristic
        threat and obamies communist watchdogs will come get you. THEY are to dumb to figure
        out that i would rather die than to turn this beautiful country over to a buch of communist
        pigs.

        • Ed Orr

          The Rally point will be at the Vietnam Memorial which was paid for by us Nam vets and our friends and relatives. I too am 100% service connected disabled vet yet am still fully capable of taking a few traitors with me. Death does not scare me as I spit in its face many times during my three tours in Vietnam. Many of the present military troops have already said they will not fire on or attempt to take away our firearms. Most do not even consider b.o. as their commander in chief which to me is stunning but not really surprising. I took that oath seriously to protect this nation from all its enemies and right now the most vile and destructive enemy to this Nation is b.o. I will state this to any chicken shit traitor to their face which is if they vote for or support b.o. again they would be considered the most vile of traitors.

          • Ed Orr

            July Fourth 2012 Operation S.T.O.P. Converge on washington D.C. take back our country from the resident Muslim in chief before he builds a minaret at all four corners of the white house and golden dome above it as well. OPERATION S.T.O.P= stop the obama presidency.

          • lad

            DAMN DIDNT EVER THINK ID GET A RESPONCE FROM YOU-IVE BEEN SHOT,
            STABBED IN THE BACK-SERIOUSLY DAMAGED BY A BOUNCING BETTY, AND THE
            SIDE OF MY SKULL CRUSHED IN BUT ILL STILL WOULD ATTENED THIS GATHERING
            HOWEVER YOU DIDNT MENTION A DATE. SAD TO SAY BUT SOURCES INDICATE
            MORE THAN 70 % OF SOILDERS THAT WERE SENT TO VIET NAM ARE NO LONGER
            WITH US, AND MORE THAN 40% OF THEM DIED BEFORE THEY REACHED 50, OF
            STRANGE MISTERIOUS REASONS. I WILL NEVER FORGET OR COMPLETELY
            FORGIVE THIS GOV OR ALOT OF ITS PEOPLE FOR THE TREATMENT AND NON
            SUPPORT THEY GAVE US DURING THAT PERIOD. AND I SEE THE SAME THING
            HAPPENING NOW BUT NOT NEARLY AS BAD. GOD BLESS YOU AND OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. OBOZO HAS TO GO AND TAKE ALL HIS COMMUNIST FRIENDS WITH HIM.

          • Ed Orr

            Lad, I will tell you the god’s truth as to why so many Vietnam veterans and new ones are dying in such numbers. Those of us who are disabled from our service and receive compensation from the government are targets for the VA health care system. Does it make any sense that seeing as they pay us for nearly killing us and then provide “health care” they would have reason to keep us alive? I have watched this and researched it for years. I have attempted to tell many of my fellow veterans to do their research with regards to the medications provided to us. The combinations of some drugs can kill you. You must be aware because the government really is trying to kill us. I have been trying to get the government to close down all VA health care facilities and give all us a card so we can go to a civilian doctor for our health care needs. This would save staggering amounts of money and then we could actually obtain the care we were promised. To date I have received absolutely no response except that Boehner said it seemed like a good idea and to me that was as good as no response. By the government’s own records I was exposed to Agents Orange, White , Blue and Pink over 100 times as it was my duty to photograph how it was delivered and the results. I have scars from three bullets, shrapnel damaged knee, was stabbed in the chest with a bayonet and had one knee “blown out from leaping from a Huey which I was riding in and was shot down. My wife had four miscarriages , I have survived cancer, lost body parts, all my daughters have upper respiratory problems and after all this people ask me why it is I do not trust my country!!!
            Nothing , absolutely nothing was learned from the Vietnam war except how to make better and more efficient killing tools. That war was ran by politicians as has every goddamn “conflict” since WW2. The military has become nothing but pawns and only appreciated when it is politically expedient. Even after all I have been subjected to and what has been done to me I will still fight for our once great nation in any way I can. I OWE it to all those who have given their lives to protect our country from all its enemies. The date everyone should meet in D.C is July the fourth to take this country back.

          • lad

            DAMN BOY YOU HAVE BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES- BUT I THINK SOME
            THINGS WERE LEARNED FROM VIET NAM. I BELEIVE THAT SOILDERS
            RETURNING FROM WAR ZONES NOW ARE TREATED WITH MUCH MORE RESPECT
            THAN WE WERE BECAUSE I THINK PEOPLE REALIZED THAT IT WAS THE POLITICIANS
            THAT LOST THE VIET NAM WAR BUT THE SOILDERS WON ALL THE BATTLES
            AND DID A MAGNIFICENT JOB FOR THEIR COUNTRY. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND TO HELL WITH WASHINGTON DC. AND THE VA HOSPITALS ARE SUBSTANDARD
            REGUARDLESS OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAYS. BUT IVE MET ALOT OF FINE
            PEOPLE WORKING AT THE VA CENTERS AND THEY DO THE BEST THEY CAN
            CONSIDERING THE BEAUROCRACY THAT THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH.

  • Thomas Wilson

    This yet another example of why the Democrats are culpable for much which has gone wrong with the economy. The TARP Bailouts began on W’s watch. The profligate ways of the Federal Government are well known. The main thing to bear in mind is how it’s not just the Dems which don’t want us to be energy independent it’s also the Big Oil Lobby and how they’ve manipulated the energy policy of this country. The Feds are using a smoke and mirrors thing with the EPA being the shill for the quiet war on cheap energy. But the Petroleum Lobby and Industry influence much of what occurs in these scenarios. IT’S not in their best interests for the U.S. to be Energy Independent. But we must remember that they spent over 4 decades dismantling the domestic oil industry and expanding their operations in foreign countries. Here we’ve more than enough oil and natural gas deposits to pay off the national debt and have more than enough energy to keep us in oil domestically for over 100 years. When Obummer and co. at 1600 Penn. Ave are reminded and the Senate in their due course get reminded what’s at stake it’s going to be a telling thing, this November, and the next cycle of Senatorial elections will be an interesting thing. In S.C. our own RINO Senator Comrade Lindsey Graham has much to answer to the voters for as well.

  • Kenny

    At long last, the “high gas prices” are finally getting into an area that the “free handout” system is not covering, and anyone with even an “inkling” of a brain knows this is NOT George Bush’s fault!!!!! You can only ride a dead horse so long and that crutch is” WAY PAST” being old and won’t fly now. Obama and his whole system is an absolute failure, from day #1, and most people now see this (about d….. time!!!!). It really “boils my blood” to see those who have NO DESIRE to work, and are “milking the system” are “faring” much better than many hard working, ethical Americans now, BUT NOW, they too are feeling the pinch. Wait till these prices are absorbed into cost of goods and services (COMING SOON). You just thought the price of food was high!!!!! I love to see the ratings falling. I hope they hit 10%. It take a literal “disaster of huge proportions” to ever get a liberals attention, and we for sure have one on our hands. Many Americans saw this coming long ago. The good thing is NOW, many will awaken from their “sleep” regarding our situation at hand, and hopefully “shake” their neighbor into a “reality check”. Folks, it is time to act with much aggression and fervor to do whatever it takes to wake up our country to the reality of what is really happening. Most Americans thought this “could never happen” to America! They were absolutely wrong, and now most realize the apathy was a HUGE mistake.

  • Tom SC

    The folks in Nevada need to remember that thier good ole boy is the guy who is responsible for leading the block on anything positive. I saw a picture of ole Harry the other day and the grimsce on his face looked like he is suffering from constant chronic constipation. I think his eyes must surely be as brown as his nose.

    • lad

      HARRY REID SUCKS!

  • James Fontana

    What is wrong with these morons? Are they so afraid of Obama that they cannot think for themselves and do what is right for the country? Do they put all these environmentalist nut jobs ahead of hard working unemployed Americans? Must be they do not care about the average Joe Six-pack. As well as getting rid of Obama and his ilk in November it is time to shake the trees on the state level and dispatch a few radical senators. I cannot fathom why these bozos could even think of turning down a bill that would be a great shot in the arm for our economy, unless they are on the Obama band wagon to our destruction.

    • lad

      THE POLITICIANS AND OIL COMPANIES ALL SLEEP IN THE SAME
      BED TOGETHER BUT YOUR RIGHT ABOUT ONE THING THEY
      DONT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT JOE THE PLUMBER OR THE AMERICAN
      PEOPLE . THEY DO HOWEVER DO A GREAT JOB OF ROMANCING
      US TO GET ELECTED AFTERWARDS THE HONEYMOON IS OVER. I
      THINK THE BEST THING AMERICANS CAN DO IS DO WITHOUT
      ANYTHING YOU DONT REALLY NEED, DONT GO OUT TO EAT
      DONT BUY ANYTHING YOU REALLY DONT NEED, DONT DRIVE
      ANYWHERE IF YOU DONT HAVE TO AND WHEN THE ECONOMY
      COMES TO SCREACHING HAULT THIS WILL GET THEIR ATTENTION.

  • http://vivachas.com ChasSinklier

    What is wrong with these PEOPLE!?!?!

    • Ed Orr

      What is wrong with these people is that we the people have become a herd of sheeple.

    • Wayne937

      Chas, these people are Obama’s Zombies. They can’t think by themselves. They have to be told what to do. That is why we need to vote against the establishment this November.

    • Windrinker

      “What is wrong with these people!”

      Could be they have been told that Agenda 21 is inevitable and the NWO will be right behind that. Our country is being run by a “shadow government” and it is making decisions for us. Citizens have nothing to say about what happens in this country. The government is non-responsive and becoming “tyrannical.” Read about FEMA, supposedly the most powerful entity in the country with a budget of Billions. U-tube is an “eye-opener.”

  • Roger

    Expect obama to drain the Strategic Oil Reserve to temporarily lower oil prices just before the election.
    Then when the EMERGENCY does happen, America has no Strategic Reserve to fall back on and obama wins as America goes bankrupt!!!

    • Wayne937

      Roger, you hit the nail squarely on the head. I have been thinking the same thing as you. I’ll bet money that it will happen this year. It could go to $1.00 per gallon and I wouldn’t vote for this Communist as I know it would get worse after he got into his 2nd term. If he did get reelected he would not have anything holding him back since he would not have to worry about a 3rd term. He could do anything he wanted and we would all pay the price. No, no, no, do not vote for Communist Obama.

    • D Fowler

      …of course he could also drop the Federal tax we pay on every gallon of gasoline. But he may not do either. He may instead just give people a lower social security withholding destroying this forever. There is no money there anyway but we are duped into believing there is. Or simply borrow more money from the Chinese and give us all a cash bonus to offset the higher prices. What ever it takes to get himself 4 more years he will do, no matter how illogical and distructive it may be.

  • Jim

    When the Democrats had control of the House and Senate they couldn’t pass a budget or have time to read the HealthCare Bill before they passed it. Their two great accomplishments were investigating steroids in baseball and putting Martha Steward in jail. Now the Republican House is trying to address our concerns and is being blocked by a Democratic controlled Senate. Get rid of the Demos so there will be something left of America for our kids.

    • http://Conservativebyte Ken

      A correction Jim: Deamons led by the biggest deamon obama ! Intentional chaois!

      • Ed Orr

        B.o is the anti-Christ and is of the devil’s faith, he is a Muslim.

  • Poggie

    Where do we find the list of votes for and against(?) … Time to TOSS the NAY voters out on their ‘butts’ in every state. This country is ‘drowning’ and the Senate tosses out an ‘anchor’! Are the ‘Brain-dead’ really in a majority(?) :>(

  • Jon

    THE REAL OBAMA ENERGY PLAN – 9.99 per gallon

  • Randolph Rivers

    But, wait obama says we have increased our drilling (private not public/we get the lie) this can’t be true he would push harry and the other scum to sign this wouldn’t he? This is just another example of how obama is hurting and destroying this GREAT NATION. Once we get him out we can repair the damage and footnote his time in history. Something else we can talk about during February.

  • http://Conservativebyte Ken

    The stupidous people are running the government and we are going to pay 10+$/gal.?Maybe higher!

  • Not-a-RINO

    It’s obvious to me the U.S. Senate is broken and no longer represents the will and welfare of the American people. Harry Reid’s band of cohorts stand against everything beneficial to the country and it’s up to us to repair this situation. The official day of repair is November 6th, 2012 at a polling place near your home. The first day of recovery will be January 20th, 2013 when Obama and all his sycophants are booted from office, but the recovery won’t last long if we rest on our laurels and put the government back on auto-run.

    “Voting is no substitute for the eternal vigilance that every friend of freedom must demonstrate towards government. If our freedom is to survive, Americans must become far better informed of the dangers from Washington — regardless of who wins the Presidency.” – James Bovard

  • Fearless

    He who counts the vote determines the final outcome!

  • AMN

    Our energy plan…vote them all out! Vote R only! …and no RINOs! 100% conservative all the way! Enough is enough.

  • Robert Mendoza

    …and the Republicans are the party of NO??????? As long as reid and the democrats have the senate, NO meaningful or constructive legislation is going to be passed. How much more is it going to take before people start to open their eyes? Can we really be that ignorant?

  • Glenn

    And once again we are at an all time low oil demand in this country so why is the price so high?I do realize that our fearless leaders are of no help with getting the oil on the markets but price is set on wall street and world wide markets. This is the elites cassino and we are their pigeons and our great leaders are getting their taste of the action.

  • Richard G Lucas

    the fact is ,where do we stand this election ,we must a vote the Obummer out of office , though,
    we might not have to wait when sheriff Joe get done ,he has found the computer store that made
    the copy of the not so real birth certificate ,and the person that made the copy ,all that is left is to find the white house that released the copy for the real copy.but we can’t wait till for all of this to
    happen ,if all of the voters come to gather an boot his face out office. if we do that Obummer will lose in all of the states. talk to as many democrats as you can to convince them to vote republican
    Richard Lucas

  • http://yahoo.com justanotherguy60

    So far, there have been over 30 jobs bills sitting on Harry Reid’s desk. It is simple why he won’t read them or bring them onto the floor, they weren’t written and passed by a democrat. If it were theirs, they would have passed with flying colors. Other energy projects, like keystone pipeline, would have gone through and provided many jobs. But the pres is being pressured by his left wing tree hugging nuts epa that say it would hurt the environment, even if the epa says these projects passed the litmus test. Once we get rid of this pres and his cronies, we will be able to pass projects that will help our country in the long run. Just remember OMG, ABO, and DONE IN ONE.

  • Wayne937

    This is just more of Obama Zombies carrying out Obama’s wishes. I hope all the people that lives in these Democrats districts remembers this come election time. If Obama gets a 2nd term we will all be paying around $8.00 to $10.00 per gallon. Remember this is a Democrat controlled Senate that is supporting not drilling for oil, and killing the XL Pipeline from Canada. I hope you all remember this when you vote this year – even if your a Democrat.

  • bevad

    Will the American voters remember this in November and vote against those that defeated this bill? Some will. You and I might. But the truth is that a large majority will not consider this an important issue in selecting their congressional representatives or when they cast their vote for President. Sadly a large percentage of Americans will make their decision based on what personal benefit they can derive from it, not on what is best for the country as a whole. And, that is exactly how members of congress determine how they will vote on issues. No longer do the words of JFK (“ask not what your country can do for you but ask what you can do for your country”) bring out patriotic emotions in the majority of citizens or politicians. Instead it is all what about Me? What about Me? What about Me? Me, Me, Me.

    • D Fowler

      That is called ‘meism’. Started back in the 60’s thanks to Dr. Spock, Hippies and Flower Children who all became the Yuppies of today as have their sons and daughters. It ushered in the rise of the vipers we now call lawyers and the end of taking personal responsibility. The criminal was turned into the victim, hedonism and greed became mainstream, materialism the only value to worship…and now we are where we let this mentality take us as a society. I do not know how to turn it back short of a great depression or a war both of which may be eminent.

  • http://tmarcum@yahoo.com Terry Marcum

    Why would anyone expect the vote to be different. Marxist control the senate until that changes there will be no changes in energy policy. That policy being, no gas, no oil, no coal.

  • jerry

    the country was created on work and use of our natural resources.
    we had a govt. that promoted it, We need to replace the senators with
    real people who know what work is, not these prima donnas.

  • del

    Disgraceful who is leading our country and how they ever got elected. Crooks all of them and you apathetic idiots who keep voting them in will be the first to lose what little they are ekeing out to you….high gas prices, high food prices, high heating and ac bills, no more jobs, patrols watching your every move, illegal aliens flooding our country, etc etc

    • bevad

      You are correct Del!

  • doc

    Everyone in this chat room falls into one of these categories:
    1) Those who watch things happen
    2) Those who make things happen
    3) Those who wonder what the heck happened.

  • Ed Orr

    Are we all REALLY pissed yet? How about making a date to take this country back….converge on D.C. on the fourth of July. Drive, take the bus, hitch hike, car pool, fly, walk, crawl, ride your bikes or motor cycles…Just BE THERE if you are serious. So there you have it a real date and place which so many have asked for. Want a name for the operation? How about Operation STOP. Stop The Obama Presidency. Do not worry about the secret service agents as they will be pitifully outnumbered. Be there or throw the others under the bus who are brave enough to be a part of this operation.

    • lad

      OK – IM IN WHEN – WHERE- WOULD YOU SUGGEST- THERE ARE ROUGHLY 320
      MILLION AMERICANS YOU THINK WASHING DC COULD HANDLE US ALL.

  • Platoon Sergeant Chee

    There was one (1) thing- not to like about the bill;
    the bill was sponsored by a patriotic American on
    the GOP side of the senate.

    • lad

      WHAT?

  • James R. Maxwell

    At last we should have all the democrat anti business members listed on record as to who voted for and against this bill. It will exposed them to the light of day and give Republican
    candidates something to take before the voters this fall. Exposed all who oppose using our
    natural resources for American business and citizens. Drilling off shore on our territorial
    waters along all three coast. Drilling and laying of pipelines to move Petro products across
    the nation to refineries which would create jobs for American that would be permanent and
    actually produce Tax revenue to help ups recover from the massive debt we have has thrust
    upon us by the current regime and corruption in Washington D.C.

  • john

    Time to take a look at the ones who voted against it for insider trading violations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dan

    What is wrong with these idiot’s!!!!! I think the term around they’ll be gone.. we better hope so !!! They all must be in bed with Obama..!! Sound’s bout right..

  • David Stovall

    Diesel and gas just went up again. That increase the landed cost of everything. obama said he wanted gas to go up , and for heating and cooling your home to go up, and his czar Chu said the same thing , but now , just before the election they have started lying about it. If reelected he will get his wishes.

  • Lucky1

    Gerald D….You are right on. The people on all blogs sit back, moan and groan, how many of them get off their arses and do anything about the situation…they are beginning to sound and act just like the congress and the POS that is in the WH. If they would just get up, attend their school board, city, county and get involved in state politics as well, then we could change and get back to a constitutional form of government, of the people, for the people and by the people, but as long as we sit behind the screen and fail to get involved, then we can expect nothing but what we are getting now… A lot of us sound upset and really run our mouths on here, but how many get up and do the things above and how many would be willing to go to Washington on the next Tea Party gathering up there…Lets get involved and make the million man march A FIVE MILLION, 5,000,000 MAN GATHERING ON THE MALL IN WASHINGTON, if we can’t get that many people on the mall, then block all the streets and allyways in DC and let them know we want our country back… Come on let’s go..OKAY??

  • ANTICRIME

    FOR FLORIDA VOTERS: ~ Sen. Bill Nelson voted NO on this amendment while Marco Rubio voted YES, for it! ~ NELSON, a career politician, HAS GOT TO GO in Nov 2012!!!

  • American Patriot

    Once we dump the Ayatolla, we can begin to purge the sheiks out of office.
    The we can get to work and clean out the local Taliban in the state and city governments.

  • Wayne937

    I found the Senators who voted for and against the XL Pipeline. You can go here and check for your particular Senators: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00034#name It is a little confusing to figure out who voted for what. The number 56 would have to be the ones who voted against this bill even though it says the “yea votes” There were 42 who voted for the pipeline and 2 Senators did not vote!!!!

    • Wayne937

      I want to clear up on my last statement on who voted for the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Yea votes needed to pass the Keystone Pipeline bill was 60. They yea votes only reached 56 and the nay votes were 42 with two Senators not voting. Below should clear this up:

      Keystone XL pipeline. Voting 56-42, the Senate on Thursday failed to reach 60 votes for stipulating that Congress, under the commerce clause of the Constitution, has authority to approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas. The amendment to a pending transportation bill (S 1813) would shift authority that now resides with the State Department and White House because of the pipeline’s international reach.

      President Obama in January denied an application by TransCanada Corp. to build the pipeline, saying he could not meet a tight deadline imposed by Congress, but invited the company to submit a new application.

      A yes vote backed the amendment.

  • Tom SC

    The voting record for your Sen. or Rep. can be found online in the Congretional Record. If you don’t know the voting record, look it up. I recieve a report via e-mail concerning how my federal legislators vote on every issue. I’m quite satisfied that we are of a like mindset, but then I don’t live in Nev. or Ca.

  • R.S.

    Obama is not going to do anything to benefit this country. He hates America and the white man, just like his wife Moochelle does. Some agents have confirmed that. They said when the cameras are off, she makes no bones about her hatred for the white man. These two need to be booted off the hill. He will do anything to re-elected. Lie, cheat and steal. He is like a disease.

  • howard w

    Once again we see our current politicians acting in a manner detrimental to the well being of the USA and our citizens. Lets vote these jerks out starting with Obama and his tsars. Just do it good people!

  • Kay10

    Our political leaders have got to be taking bribes to stop energy production to keep prices and profits at all time highs. We need to put these thugs in jail.

  • James H

    http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00038#position
    That is the address for roll call on this vote and a great site for any voting in the Senate.
    The curious thing is which Dems voted Aye and Repubs that voted Nay. Check it out.
    Jim in FLA

  • Eagle

    I hope you people that voted for these far left leaning Senators and Representatives, and of course Obama, enjoy it every time you fill up and leave with an empty wallet. Everyone of you are responsible for this mess we are in.

    • JVB

      Actually the only amount of pleasure I get is in knowing THEY’RE SUFFERING!!! Hard heads like your liberal party is infested with only understand when the chickens that come home to roost ARE SITTING IN THEIR FRONT YARDS!!!

    • Wayne937

      Eagle, I will 2nd that. I hope the idiots who voted for this Communist President gets to pay $6.00 dollars per gallon even though I hate to see the person who did not vote for this piece of crap gets hurt in the process.

  • Jake

    Another example of Obombnics and Reids leftist-socialist Comodemo party at work to destroy America. If I were a true Democrat I would be sick to my stomach. Something or somebody has destroyed the Democratic party. It was for the people and of the people but now it is to Destroy America. But vote them back in because you have no clue to what has happened.

  • Roscoe Bonifitucci

    Democrats – Today’s Useful Idiots for our Marxist Enemies. How Stupid is this!

  • Larry G

    What the hell is wrong with our senate? They are leading us down the path of liberal destruction.

    • JVB

      All roads lead to OBAMA’S PARTY.

  • Wa Fleet

    Hey people – you are up against a tough group – they are Richard Craniums all – the very transparent – union driven – communist click that represents what is left of the Democrat party – henceforth to be known as the ‘Commu-Crat Coalition ’!
    Oby is not about fuel efficiency or a windmill in every yard – Oby is about a one world government as scripted by Karl Marx and right now the effort is being funded by George Soros and your tax dollars!
    Lets really work at voting them out of office – but these whacko’s are so versed at lying and subterfuge that I expect they will hound the electorate with their black clad – black ninja types and that is only if Oby doesn’t call off the elections all together!
    Stock up on conservative facts and figures – debate with strength and courage – then don’t forget to stop by my place to get another brick of 9mm.
    Rhodes-way

  • ScatCat

    This amendment probably would have passed if it just had the XL pipeline provision. Federal employees are feeling the squeeze just like everyone else. They are effectively on a fixed income with rising costs on food, fuel (gas), and health insurance, a direct result of the Obama administration economic policies. People need to understand that if Obama is reelected, we will get more of the same with a worsening situation to just meet everyday necessities. More and more government regulation that will strangle innovation, job creation, and stagnate our economy.

  • rannan3

    In a few years when we’re impacted by the disastrous non-drilling policies of President Obama and Democrats , we’re all going to be hurting ! Let’s see how filling our gas tanks with algae works out !
    Right now, drilling Bush allowed PLUS drlling on private lands in the Dakota’s is helping. But the day will soon come that Obama’s regulations against fossil fuels will be in our faces .
    Fact is, he won’t be around to suffer for it — WE WILL ! He’ll be out on the lecture circuit making big bucks.

  • martin

    What else would you expect from the senate who hasn’t even produce a budget in over three years.

  • Robert Campbell

    When are the american people going to wake up to the fact that the senate as it is formed
    with dems. are never going to go against thier man in the white house and put american
    people and the country first….. Just a question to the people of Nevada on the re-election
    of Harry Reed, how much more anti-american can such a man be as Reed. Are you really
    that stupid on what this man wants to do to america? Then again there are afew more in congress that needs to be gone, and maybe charged with treason, maybe one day after its to late to save our country the light bulb above your head will be seen by a lots of blind americans,
    and put country first overy party…… WHO KNOWS?

  • JVB

    Who ya gonna blame? OBAMA!!!

  • Bill Lee

    I’m all for drilling, but when an alternate fuel source that is readily available can offset the mess we’re in, we should start clamoring for it. I’m on assignment here in Thailand. One quarter of all cars over here are running on LPG (natural gas). Stations are popping up all over the country. Why? it costs ONE THIRD the price of unleaded gas. It cost me $600 for the conversion which I paid for in fuel savings in five months. No hit in performance, takes 1/3 of the trunk of my Nissan Sentra for the tank. I see Mercedes getting the conversion now and you hardly even have to wait in line. WHY THE HECK CAN’T AMERICANS GET WITH THE PROGRAM! Asia is way outsmarting us and we’re putting ourselves at risk being in the Middle East. It’s the same stuff public buses run on. Anyone got ANY reasons why this isn’t viable I’d like to hear it. Is it just that oil companies don’t want it cause the won’t make as much money? WHY?

    • Wayne937

      Bill, I would go with natural gas also, but we are not set up for natural gas yet. It will take us many decades to set this country up to use natural gas for our cars. I think we should start getting set up for it, but in the mean time we should drill, baby drill. At the same time we need to pursue the direction toward natural gas.

    • conservativepatriot

      It is unfortunate the the oil drilling provisions of this bill were struck down. There was a part that went along with it, however, and it is good that it did not pass. That part was big subsidies for natural gas. Liberals seem to think that they have to legislate everything, but the reality is that there is a market operating, if they would just let it, that does a far better job of allocating resources than they do. If oil becomes increasingly expensive and natural gas is cheap, the conversion to natural gas will happen all by itself, without us being taxed to accomplish it. Much of that money would simply be passed along to obama supporters who include Soros and T. Boone Pickens, who stand to become even wealthier from government favors. Be glad that didn’t pass.

  • http://CowboyByte Sherry

    Obama and the gutless wonders in the House and the Senate are killing the US economy!

    Also anyone who thinks Ron Paul is who should be in the White House in 2013 is off his or her rocker. Ron Paul still thinks that we can be an isolationist and that just won’t fly….not in this day and age! We live in a global world and the USA can not just sit on our shores and tell the rest of the world to go take care of their own business.

    Wake up Americans, we are going down the tubes and if ANYONE thinks that Obama can save this country…they better wake up and smell the coffee! Obama is NOT AN AMERICAN CITIZEN because he was NOT BORN IN HAWAII….He was born in AFRICA and HE IS A MUSLIM….I never believed that he was born in Hawaii, his own grandmother said he was born in Kenya and he was raised in Muslim countries!!! What the Heck is wrong with us…He should be impeached…because he never should have been allowed to run for President of this country…..

    If, heaven forbid, he is re-elected for a second term….you can kiss our country good bye….We will be governed by a Muslim who does not believe in God, he believes in Alla and Alla is not GOD!
    So now what do you say to that!

  • MadmaxUSA

    I’d like to see a link that provides factual information about this bill. Especially I’d like to see how individual senators voted, although it’s probably along party lines.

  • Howard R. Lowe

    What can we expect when morons become Senators, Congressmen and PRESIDENT. Yes, the public spends millions of dollars seeking out and identifying the stupidiest people it can find to run for office. Accidently some good people get elected. Look at our President – his experience level is restricted to being a neighborhood organizer – he gets elected to a state office, a US senator, and now the White House.
    Putting Obama in the White House is like turning over command of a new aircraft carrier to an Ensign.
    I spent 60+ years of my life as a petroleum engineer/geologist in the oil industry and I am flabbergasted by the stupidity of the 57 Senators who voted against expanding exploration lands offshore and in the arctic. Federal lands in the Rockies appear to also be off the table.
    Are we witnessing a new Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire saga.
    I inviote you to view my blog for some energy FACTS – http://energycrisis12.blogspot.com/
    the

  • Hank

    IT’S ALL BUSHIES FAULT YA AND I HAVE A BRIDGE TO NO WERE FOR SALE. GUESS WHO CONTROLS THE SENATE AND THEY SAY THAT CONGRESS IS A DO NOTHING BUNCH. WE HAVE BEEN SUCKERED AND NO ONE IS ENJOYING IT.
    IT IS LIKE SEX WITHOUT A PARTNER, FOOD WITH OUT WATER, BIRDS WITH OUT FEATHERS.

    IN A FEW MORE MONTHS WE WILL GO TO THE POLLS WITH OUR I.D. AND A FLAG IN ONE HAND AND A 2×4 IN THE OTHER AND WILL WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED.

    GOD BLESS AMERICAN (if this offends you then BOO HOO)

  • J J

    The Senate can’t pass a budget for 3 years but it can vote quickly enough on our gasoline prices and oil drilling. And God forbid that they freeze the pay of the already overpaid federal employees including the do-nothing Senate.

    There has become a huge and ever growing gap between Dems and GOP. The Dems seem to be on the side of any illegals, all young people and are against the elder population and the legals who became legal doing it the right way. The Dems just keep doing and saying socialistic things that don’t make any sense. And they keep ignoring the laws and the Constitution. I just don’t understand the thought process of Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the bunch of seemingly ignorant Democrats.

    • Wayne937

      J. J., I figured it out why the Democrats have not created a budget in over 3 year. They are not smart enough to be able to do it. Why do the nimwits keep getting voted back in is beyond my wildest imagination. I hope people in their district wake up one of these days.

  • http://WWW.SPIRITOFAMERICAPARTYRADIOSHOW.COM ABUTOM

    I HAVEN’T SEEN THE LIST. BUT I BET YOU THE NO OIL VOTES WERE DEMO COMOS.
    I BET YOU 90% OF THEM VOTED TO BURN THE FLAG 40 DAYS BEFORE 911.
    I BET YOU 80% VOTE TO KILL KIDS.
    WANNA BET?
    Eat your heart out FOX AND ALL THE NEWS CLOTS. SANTORUM HAD A LANDSLIDE.

    SURELY IT WAS A LANDSLIDE. IF YOU CAN CALL VIRGINIA A LANDSLIDE WHERE ROMNEY BEAT HIMSELF AND HIS VICE PRESIDENT. WHAT A JOKE. IT TOOK THE PEOPLE OF MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA TO WAKE UP THE NATION.

    NOBODY IS MENTIONING THEY VOTED FOR A CATHOLIC. SO WHO IS FAIRER THAN THESE TWO STATES. THEY VOTED DECENCY, FAMILY AND JOBS. THEY KNOW ROMNEY BUILT HIS FORTUNE BY PUTTING PEOPLE OUT OF WORK. INSTEAD OF CREATING MORE OPPORTUNITY.

    NOBODY CARES THAT HE SAVED THE CIRCUS WITH A GOVERNMENT GRANT. ALL THE BIG MONEY BOYS WENT WITH BIG ROMNEY MONEY. TRUMP PROVED MONEY GOES TO MONEY.

    BUT WITH THE NATIONAL AVERAGE PAYCHECK OF $37,000 LITTLE PEOPLE WANT MORE.

    ROMNEY IS NOT GOING TO GIVE IT TO THEM. BIG DADDY OBAMA WILL GIVE YOU A TASTE IF YOU DO WHAT HE SAYS AND YOU ARE NOT FROM THE SOUTH. . BUT THE SANTORUMS WILL SET A TABLE IN YOUR HONOR BECAUSE THEY KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG.

    THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE SITTING ON THE SIDELINES LOOKING AT THE WINDSOCK. IT IS TIME TO COME ON IN AND HELP THE MAN WHO WILL HELP YOU SUCCEED.

    SANTORUM IS THE PEOPLES SECRETARIAT. SO STAND UP AND CHEER FOR A COME FROM BEHIND WINNER.

    HE HAS OVERCOME WHAT STARTED AS A SHUTOUT. HIS FAMILY HAS BEEN MOCKED BY THE COMEDIANS WHO SAY LEAVE FAMILY OUT OF THIS. NO SOCIAL ISSUES. NO JOB IS A SOCIAL ISSUE. NO FOOD ON THE TABLE IS A SOCIAL ISSUE. NO GAS MONEY IS A SOCIAL ISSUE.

    SUPPORT THE SANTORUMS AND YOU WILL BE SUPPORTING YOURSELF. INSTEAD OF LETTING THE MEDIA CHOOSE THE CANDIDATE THEY WANT. PICK THE CANDIDATE YOU WANT.

    IF THE DEMO COMMOS AND THE ROYAL REPUPPIES TOOK SANTORUMS BUS AWAY. HE AND HIS FAMILY WOULD WALK THE REST OF THE WAY TO THE NEXT CAMPAIGN STOP.

    NEWT SHOULD NOT DROP OUT UNLESS IT IS TRULY HIS CALL. THE GREAT NEWS IS ROMNEY’S MONEY IS ONLY BUYING ADVERTISING AND NOT VOTES. THAT MEANS IN AMERICA THE LITTLE GUY STILL HAS A CHANCE AND CAN ESCAPE FOOD STAMP SLAVERY.

    THE REAL QUESTION IS WHO WILL THE VP CANDIDATE BE? SARAH? NEWT? CAIN? RUBIO? CARDINAL DOLAN? ONLY FOOLING.

    http://WWW.SPIRITOFAMERICAPARTYRADIOSHOW.COM
    http://WWW.VIRGINIANS4NEWT.COM
    http://WWW.MEDIACRAPMATTERS.US
    http://WWW.CAPTAINSBLOG.US
    ON AMAZON

    THANK YOU OLD MISS AND ALABAMA YOU ARE THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA.
    FREEDOM LIVES ONE MORE DAY.

    HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4TR2HAUedw 911 DANNY BOY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPp4vlUQ6gw I PLEDGE TO THEE BOYCOTT NBC

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGthgVd3i0E FLAG BURNERS OF RECORD

  • Mr.Lincoln
  • fred

    Of course any law that would benefit the United States would not pass the Senate.

  • DockyWocky

    While we are being distracted by Obama and his anti-oil drilling agenda, it appears that our illustrious Senate, House, and all the DC bureaucrats are busy buying up all the North Dakota oil stocks thay can find…Yeah – even Obama.

  • jim shipley

    It is simple…Reelect nobody!

  • http://www.charter.net HTCM USN James Graham

    AfricanWarrior 1 comment collapsed Collapse Expand
    Do you Liberal Nazis actually read your moronic statements before you post them?

    Without our Constitution, there would be no Federal government, Slavery would once again become legal, no women could vote, no one who did not own property outright could vote, etc. etc. etc..

    If the Constitution is outdated then all laws and regulations created under it are outdated, and the likes of Carter, Clinton, Bush & Bush, and Obama would all be justly swinging from the gallows along with their lobbyist/Congressional partners in crime for their unlawful acts committed against the people of the 50 sovereign nations (57 in Obama’s case).

    If you scrap the Constitution, you scrap the only thing that binds the states together, which would effectively be construed as an act intended to destroy the United States of America. Any call to abolish our Constitution is in fact a call for sedition, therefore; deemed under US Codified law to be a treasonous act committed by any and all who would dare do so.

    Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face mentality.

    Our problems today do not arise from following the principles set forth in our Constitution, they come from the failure to follow them.

    If what defines tyranny today is what defined tyranny then remains the same, then the reasons for creating our Constitution, which was written to protect us from such tyranny, would remain the same.
    Until tyranny becomes out of date, the validity of our Constitution remains justified.

    Our Constitution was structured by the framers with the necessary tools to adapt it to the changes of time, built into it.

    Judging from the Liberal Lefts history for vile and despicable rhetoric, as well as advocating violence and killing of everything that gets in their way, which is spelled out clearly in their sacred book of Liberalism, The Anarchists Cookbook.

    It would be safe to say that the only reason that the likes of Obama and his progressive liberalists seek to claim that we have a “Living Constitution”, is so they can then justify in their minds the grounds for killing it, and in fact they have already attempted it.

    The fact that there are only two more States needed to call a Constitutional Convention, along with the fact that Obama and his Liberal Nazis pals attempted to get Ohio to sign on, and if not for an 11th hour alarm being raised, it was assured of a successful passage, it would only leave them one more state that they needed to strong arm to meet the quota.

    If you think what Obama and his super majority Congress did from 2009 to 2011 was outrageous, just imagine what type of New Constitution would arise from such a Obama ruled convention

    All of this occurred immediately following the 2008 election, and it should cause all to rise up to stop him, at any cost; from being reelected with a super majority in Congress as in 2008.

    Rest assured they will secretly attempt to do it again in 2012, and keep in mind; once a Con Con is convened there are no time limits over how long it can remain convened. The absolute power that can be wielded by the controlling party, would effectively make it the ruling party, with the autonomy to operate outside of the purview of the courts. Making the Super Congress appear as a 90 lb weakling in comparison, and by proxy would make the presiding President a Ruling Dictator.

    .

  • Spoony

    The Democratic majority in the senate! Now we know who is helping keep our gas prices higher than the antlers on a giraffe! Congress doesn’t care how high gas prices rise; they just give themselves another raise on our dime to pay for it!

  • LK

    These are the people who are helping President Obama ruin our country and are behind the scenes . WAKE UP! Cass Sunstein – Regulatory Czar 
Liberal activist judge who believes free speech needs to be limited for the “common good”; essentially against the 1st Amendment. Has ruled against personal freedoms many times on private gun ownership and right to free speech cases. This guy has to be run out of  Washington ! ! ! Carol Browner – Energy and Environment Czar 
Political Radical. Former head of the EPA – known for anti-business activism. Strong anti-gun ownership. David J. Hayes – California Water Czar 
Senior Fellow of radical environmentalist group “Progress Policy”. No training or experience in water management whatsoever. Todd Stern – International Climate Czar 
Anti-business former White House Chief of Staff. Strong supporter of the  Kyoto Accord; pushing hard for Cap and Trade. Blames US business for Global warming.  Anti- US business prosperity. John Holdren – Science Czar
 Fierce ideological environmentalist, Sierra Club anti-business activist. Claims  US business has caused world poverty. No Science training.

    • D Fowler

      …and to think that there are Ron Paul supporters who will refuse to vote republican if he does not win, opting for four more years of Obama’s gang of merry fairies and Chicago thugs. Not to mention Obumo, if relected, will get to nominate 4 new Supreme Justices making for an almost complete takeover of our government by the neo-left socialist. If this happens, bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.

  • pysco

    The Democrat controlled senate turned back oil drilling, which would provide oil, and jobs, and by turning back the amendment it also ends the freeze on government employees raises. While we have to tighten our belts more, government employees will be getting a raise.

  • Mr.Lincoln

    U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress – 2nd Session Keystone pipeline
    http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00034

  • Jon

    People, they only blocked it because it blocked their yearly raise! C’mon, how dare they not make more money?

  • Larry

    The SOB Barrack Obama the pile of Donkey Dung refusing to grow jobs unless it is the Green Energy jobs jest like all of the ones that have failed like Solyendra and many others that this Jackal has given billions of dollars of our money the tax payers money and they have failed miserably jest like the SOB Barrack Obama has failed at anything he does. This proves beyond a doubt that Obama is a fool he is a moron he is incompetent he is a Liar he has cheated every man woman and child in this country out of Billions of dollars. He has the worst record of any Administration in History and jest one pea brained example of that is Eric Holder the second worst when it comes to incompetence and being a Moron only to Obama.

  • Joe

    The terms socialist and communist and others continue to pop up in our blogs.

    FYI, here is the right term to use when referring to the bastards who are trying to destroy our Republic; Copy and past the following when referring to the sobs…

    “Socialist/communist/Marxist/islamofascist”

    So, now what do we do? The realist option is…

    REMEMBER NOVEMBER!

    After November, we may have to make other decisions.

  • kenneth

    When people ask me where I live, I usually mumble something to the effect that I was born back east, cleverly avoiding admitting that I live and vote in Nevada, which re-elected Dirty Harry Reid as our senior senator in 2010. Of course, we Republicans, few as we are, were complicit in this crime, since we nominated a certified loon in Sharron Angle. Thus, it was easy for the “big money boys” to charter buses to take casino employees to the polling places to vote for Dirty Harry (paid time off the job). Senator Roberts must have known that his amendment had NO chance of passing the Senate with Dirty Harry driving the bus.

  • Proud Infidel

    Why we continue to buy our oil from the most volatile region of the world from individuals who would be just as happy seeing our country and her way of life destroyed as they are taking our money is beyond me. We have expansive resources RIGHT HERE that would make us ENERGY INDEPENDENT from the Middle East and Hugo Chavez. The 57 who voted ‘no’ need to be voted out of office as soon as possible.

    • Ed Orr

      In an article which appeared in Town Hall this morning and oil field about 400 miles NW of Nevada which contains an estimated 4.6 BILION barrels of oil. The question however is whether or not this oil is on government land or private land.

    • Old Faithful Geyser

      Forty eight Democrats, Seven Republicans and Two Independents = 57 voting NO
      3 Democrats, 38 Republicans =41 YES
      2 Republicans NO VOTE = 2 *
      needed 59 votes to pass or 3/5ths

      (*) = Kirk (R -IL) Absent due to illness.

  • Ed Orr

    Dingy Harry Reed
    the bill killing machine
    with the bills he chooses not to pass
    he wipes his stupid ass.
    Without any class and with a face resembling a real horse’s ass
    He is voted in time and time again so…….
    WHO really are the dumb of ass

  • Catzpaw

    Democrats continually show they are against America being free from dependence of foreign oil.

  • Old Faithful Geyser

    Seven Republicans voted against this bill:
    Scott Brown ….no surprise Liberal Mass.
    Susan Collins…Rino LIBERAL JERK Maine
    Olympia Snow……Rino LIBERAL MORON Maine
    Jim Demint….Rino Deminted SC
    Bob Corker….Rino Jerk TN
    Mike Lee…….Rino Moron UT

    This is supplied by GovTrack.com

  • Mr.Lincoln

    Obama’s EPA Slapped With Lawsuit
    http://freebeacon.com/the-epas-alt-fuels-tax/

  • Robert Morrow

    I see that the criminal Reid is ruling again and his goons follow obediently. I keep asking, WHY hasn’t Reid been impeached on bribery charges? Reid did bribe two Senators for their vote on the Obama Care. But, I know this will never come to pass as Reid is being protected by the Brotherhood Of Corrupt Senators who would sell their own into Slavery for the 30 pieces of Blood Stained Sliver. Reid and others like him have sold the country out and voted into Power with no controls Agencies like the FDA(Murder for Corporate Profits Inc.), EPA which total desire is to destroy all the countries energy producers and any business so we will have one Totally Corrupt Big Government ruled by the New Great Imam along with his Brothers the Muslin Brotherhood. We can see how we are now under their control, we have food police, schools that pry into your private life and demand your passwords and the list goes on and on. Then their is the poisoning of the food supply by the FDA, USDA and other agencies. So in ending I hope that you enjoy your Daily Staff of Life Bread which is filled with poison Toxins like AZODICARBONAMIDE, AMMONIUM SULFATE(Fertilizer), Pink Slime and in meats & the list goes on and on. So, Happy eating your Soy-lent Green poisons. Being retired Chef, I teach free cooking classes at a Cancer Awareness Support Center and the Classes are named (How to Cook outside of Government approved poison boxes.). One thing more, learn how to read and read the ingredients labels then put the poisons back on the shelves. A Voice from the Land of Enchantment New Mexico

  • Bill

    Ed Orr;
    It is apparent that you are the one who is dillusioned. “BIG OIL” only controls a minor percentage of the world’s oil. Exxon, the biggest, has about 3%. These #’s vary depending on whether you talk about reserves, production, refining, or resources, but nevertheless, they control little. And do you know ( I doubt it) that Exxon spent some $600 million on green energy research last year? Not taxpayer money paid to Obama contributors. Corporate profits, researching alternative energy. Most “oil” companies are in fact “energy” companies. Not really concerned with the source of their product, only that they have product to market.
    And you want electric cars? Many hybrid cars exist, without the massive Washington/union subsidies. True,they do not go asfar as we might like, bu they are a step in the direction of an alternative fuel. Oh yes, when you need to refule, what do YOU do? Wait at an electric outlet for the sun to come up?
    Rather than the questionable approach of foresaking existing fuels in the hopes some new fuels will be invented overnight, they approach of developing new fuels while not ruining entire economies is much more rational.

    • Ed Orr

      Bill. I do not understand your post. I was only giving a little history lesson. If you have a problem with that I can understand how it is that your entire post contained such assumptions as to my motivation. You totally did not get nor want to hear what I had to say. I do not WANT electric cars and would never buy a hybrid today OR an electric car. I was only (and I surprise myself with even answering you and your bullshit) attempting to INFORM and debunk the misconceptions regarding electric cars, batteries etc. Now you can preach all you want about the big oil companies as I could care less. Since you are an expert or think you are tell my why it is that big oil companies do not extract oil from coal as the Germans did in WW2. Fuel efficient cars CAN be built IF there were not so many EPA maddening roadblocks.
      Cars? what do I know about cars? I wrote three books on the subject and have been a collector for many, many years. Right now I have once certain 50 year old vehicle which gets better gas mileage than anything produced today and of a size that is much , much larger than a grocery cart sized one popular today. There have been many inventions to drastically reduce fuel consumption in an internal combustion engine but Big Oil in many cases saw to it that they were never made available.

      • lad

        Well friend i dont know where that guy gets his info but its different than any
        thing ive ever seen. the chevy volt has turned out to be a real loser. Im not suprised
        though anything obozo touchs usualy turns to shit. Well im going to sign off now
        and close in saying another day has past and nobody could answer my question .
        Can anybody anywhere name any of the people that are chosen to serve on the electorial
        college- who are the members of this secret society? They are the ones that will elect
        the president of the united sates of america , yours and my vote means absolutley nothing.
        Good nightall.

  • joe

    hey here is just another idea that the left and right have missed http://www.hyperionec.com/index.php

  • DoctorBob

    No surprises here. Since when does the United States (Democrat) Senate represent the interests of the American people? Can’t have THAT!

  • JMJM

    Beware!
    Look Closely at Who is in Our White House!
    Al Quata Said they would get us from within!
    WAKE-UP America!

  • http://www.longlifechoices.blogspot.com John Bazen

    The ONLY way we are going to be energy self-supporting is vote out
    all Democrats from office, period! At least one time!
    The Time? 2012 November!

  • Jim

    Listen folks, the word of the day is AMMO. Find it, buy it, hoard it and be prepared to use it against the masses that are going to be looking to take what ever you have. If this “OBAMA-NATION” continues to act like he is our president and we the people fail to dilodge our cranuims from our rectums and do not clean house in November (as if we can), this country will not survive another 4 years of this crap. The proposals and “forced” laws that will be implemented (just like the bail out we did not get to vote on and are picking up the tab on) will destroy this country and the thin threads that are holding it together. Look around you. People we do not want in office get there somehow so we the people have no say so what so ever and basically the voting process is an out right joke. Our government has no interest in doing what is right for the people of this country so I’m taking a stand to protect me and my family against the morons that have slithered there way into Washington by making my home a fortress that will be protected by lethal force and hunker down for the possibility that Obama and his brain dead “what is in it for me” administration some how remains in dicatorship. That’s my take on it. . Go out and vote to pretend like it matters, but in the end take care of your own house and prepare for the worst because it is right around the corner.

    P.S. I found a federal government building that has a maintenance yard in the back which has an electrical outlet outside and that is where I park my electric vehicle at night and run up there bill and not mine. “f” them.

  • Roy

    Here’s a novel idea: Evry registered voter in this country should vote as many of these bums as we can out of office come November 6.
    These people do not give a shit if gas prices go up and average Americans cannot afford it. And, They do not give a shit if high gas and energy prices kills jobs. In fact tat is what they are hoping for.
    We the people ar the bosses,so let’s fire these slackers on eletion day. Do it!!! Clean House (senate)

  • TAN

    IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MATTER GAS PRICE UP OR DOWN. IT’S ABOUT THE AMERICAN BUS IS DRIVEN ONTO NEW INTENTIONAL DIRECTION THAT FREE PEOPLE SHOULD UNDERSTAND AND BE AFRAID OF!!!

  • lizaz

    The only thing we can do is to get rid of the RINOs, liberal marxists and long-term incumbents in the Senate in November, so we can get our economy rolling again. If they are so stupid to vote down energy production, then there’s no way to convince them except to kick their butts out. If they can explain to me why the unemployment rate in North Dakota is 3.3% at present (oil production) and ours is at or near 15% nationally (according to rational economists), then I might consider not voting these losers out!!!

  • DocJohnM

    The Senate has confirmed themselves a pack of fools, frolicking in their jets and gas guzzling cars laughing as the price of gas strangles the average citizen; their very constituents. The United States will soon not be able to afford simple things like groceries, the Senate’s following the president blindly like lemmings will not be satisfied until the price of fuel is up to European prices.

  • SpiritualMadMan

    So, the rank and file Federal Worker is again the brunt of even repugnantcans.

    Trash the economy and even the repugnancans want to use DoD Federal Employees as a pasty for their inability to make a good case for right governance!

    Newt DC, Start over!

  • MoonBeamWatcher

    After 8 years of GW, the GOP offered us McSame.

    Now “We the people” have to choose between, Mt the SHIT and Santorum who is more then likely BO’s prayers answered! For smart people to still play the Red vs. Blue, Liberal vs. Conservative Bull Crap is beyond my wildest imagination. FUBAR to think that the TWO are not the same!

  • frank1737

    How in the Hell can we find out who the 57 Senate Traitors Bastards and Bitchs are s0 as the citizens can kick them the Hell out of office!

  • Maynard

    I would ask COWBOY BYTE, when you post such as this, PLEASE dig a little deeper and tell all that are here, who are the people that voted to stop the passage of this bill. I want to know if there were any from VIRGINIA and I will make contact with them. Thanks for being here.

  • Txbluebonnet

    Sounds like it’s “we, the people” against the elected fools in DC! I thought – was under the impression – that “we, the people” elected this monkeys to REPRESENT our interests! I guess I was wrong thinking that! It’s about damn time to clean house completely up there!

  • Txbluebonnet

    Sorry! I should have said “these” monkeys . . .

  • wnettles

    I just filled up my Chevy pickup truck. I had to make two (2) transactions because the gas pump at the station that I use only lets you dispense $75 worth of gas at a time. This is just beyond bizarre.

    I will be constantly contacting my Senator to inquire why he voted against this most needed energy bill. He can plan on finding a new line of work, because, come November of this year, the voters of the State of Florida will be replacing him PERMANENTLY. Heck, even the Democrat voters are fed up with this recession, high gas prices, high food prices, low returns on savings, the dismal jobs outlook, the loss of their basic freedoms, the ever tightening control by the government over their personal lives, and much, much more.

    George Soros may have to pay off his crony voters this time in cash — personally, if he wants to get his socialist / Marxist / communist puppets elected to public office. It’s time to clean house, folks. Let’s throw the bums out. That way we can begin to repeal all the stupid legislation and get this country back on track as a free and open democratic republic that is of, for, and by the PEOPLE. WE THE PEOPLE must take our nation back from the scumbags.

  • Wayne937

    Go to this website to see how your Senator voted on the Keystone XL Pipeline: E-mail it to your friends and post where ever you visit. We need to get the word out about the stupid Senators who voted against this bill
    http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00034#name

  • Gregory Romeu

    You guys sit here and piss n moan all you can! ANYTHING to keep you away from the butt-slappin sports and reality tv shows! At least here you get involved and educated about what/how our country has become so trashed ON OUR WATCH!

    As for ME? I’m deploying to our nation’s southern border and breaking ground for Forward Operating Base HARMONY in memory of murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent and fellow U.S. Marine Brian Terry!

    • Wayne937

      God speed to you, Gregory. I am on here a lot. I am also writing and complaining to myCongress Members about every week for the crap they are doing in destroying our country. I want Obama and all theDemocrats coming up for election this year fired.

  • http://gkbdentist@windstream.net Dr GKB

    I do not apologize for being against formal religious dogma.Why do all mainstream religions preach magic instead of what we know from science.Science teaches us what we believe really happened about formation of the universe.There are probably scientific errors to be sure but to teach people that if we are good we go up somewhere in the heavens or if we are bad we go to that other place is absurd.Religions should teach us to live peacefully,not set one group of people against group.We should discuss social issues and cures including environmental changes.We should have honest debate about what we know and more important what we don’t know.I get very upset when all these republicans tell us they are more religious then the rest of us.If you are a skeptic like me I hope you vote as a democrat.I know I am.Hope I’m not alone.

    Gerald Brells

    • Wayne937

      Dr., I hope you are alone when you vote for a Democrat. Are we better off today than we were 4 years ago? Hell no we aren’t. A lot of Democrats are Socialist anyway. The United States will never become a Socialist, or a Communist Country, the direction we are heading in now under the Democrats. You can spread you bs some place else, but folks here are Independent thinkers. We know we have to get Obama and the Democratic Socialist out of Congress if we are to maintain a healthy country and get the government off our back. We are #5,000,000,000,000 more in debt , an 8.3 percent unemployment rate, gasoline has more than doubled under Obama and the Democrats, and you want us to vote for more of the same. No Thanks.

    • http://www.warrenfales.com Warren Fales

      True science has to be in agreement with the creation account in Genisis. If science contridicts God’s Word, it is not true,but only speculation. Religion and God are not necessarily in agreement, because not all “religious” people intrepet the Bible correctly. There is a reason for this; “Spiritual things are spiritually discerned”. Not all, who read the Bible, are obedient to what it says. Jesus said,” He that does the will of the Father, will know the doctrine” As for a life after death. Most religions do not teach the truth. There is not an eternal burning hell. The wicked will be “burned up” to them death is eternal just as life is eternal for the righteous.

  • Moracle

    Thank heaven! The Senate has just guaranteed the Demise of the Domocratic Majority

  • Delorean2

    It’s because of so many numbskulls in this country,is why we have an idiot in the White house and can’t wait to bankrupt America and then leave like a big-ass bird!

  • dago dave

    We need every one to demand B.O. investigated and deposed of his office and jailed -its time to stoke the fires of our nation -if we don’t presue this action we are LOST!

    • Ed Orr

      July the 4th, 2012. Converge on Wa. the district of corruption to take back our country. Be a participant of Operation S.T.O.P. Stop The Obama Presidency.Pass this along to anyone and everyone. The time has come, no more belly aching, time to put up or shut up.

  • carol

    With millions of American citizens unemployed and millions underemployed struggling to feed their families this vote shows beyond any doubt that the democrats in DC did not care about this country or its citizens and are intent on destroying our country to make it part of their dream of a north american union filled with serf workers. Their vote against this bill is basically an act of treason against the citizens of our country…….Vote them all out !!!

  • lad

    Still not asleep just thought of an answer to our problem, lets see if we can recruit several
    million america to march on the white house, and everyone is to bring one case of beer
    and 5 lbs of real hot spicy chilie and we will all take a dump and piss on the white house lawn
    this would express just how fed up the american people are. im really going to sleep now.

  • talafofotom1

    As long as we depend on foriegn oil especially from the mid east and Venzeuela we are giving money to despot regimes. No two ways about it Nigerian oil sudanese oil also. It only buys mayhem for the 99% in those countrys. That is the OWS terms for the Blood oil. We can replace all of it from the N.American Con. shelf and Anwar with minmal effect on the land.Shipping oil in tankers is extremely risky and if you do your home work even double hull tankers don’t prvent 3rd rate vessels on their last legs from grounding or cracking up on rough seas.China stars hauling crude from near Fl. or Brit Columbia across to China?? watch out everyone.They’ll use 3rd rate vessels 4th stage ownership&we’ll have spills that make the Deep water Horizon look like a drop in a bucket. WE have Eagle shal,Angel shale,Oilcity Mich (now defunct,but) we have Canadian marshes under frozen tundra Hudson’s bay areas not vevn looked into on N. America and the US blocked by Dem bone heads giving $$$ to use green bribed going bankrpted as we speak vter payoffs from the potus himself darn it.ni

  • Donald E. Abel

    I missed this the other day, but I’ll go on record to ask who are the Senators who voted for this?, so that we may vote them out. This Nation does not need idiots like these. How in the hell do people like these even get into office,

  • waterman

    Not only do they need to be voted out of office they should also be booted out the USA or tried in court for breaking the laws of the constitution and trying to cover-up Fast & Furious.
    I am so sick of the over-educated idiots on Capitol Hill, we should make sure that these idiots never hold public office again. They should be banned from the White House and from the country. Send them to Europe so they want to be just like them anyway, if that is what they want then they can go over there and live out their pathetic little lives.

  • djw663

    Was there any doubt that the Senate would block such a measure? It would be nice if we (the general public) knew what was entirely in that bill just to really know what these idiots are thinking on both sides!

  • bulldustin

    the Senate is O’Vomits toilet paper. He Sh1t$ they wipe. What a shame we the American People are saddled with this ANTI AMERICAN group. But NOVEMBER IS ACOMMIN,BYE BYE you butt holes.

  • Brady

    The problem of getting our Senators out of office is because of the 17th amendment. Which was passed in 1913,funny the same year the Fed.Reserve banking system came into play.

    Before this amendment passed each states legislature voted for a Senator(2) to represent each state and if they did not follow the Constitution or did something in an unscrupulous manner,they were ousted.

    Now,its the popular vote of each state votes them in.Sounds fine,right ? But,when you have Senators,like McCain who spent over $20 million on his campaign,against someone who doesn’t have anywhere near that kind of money,how can they compete.So,somehow the 17th amendment must be repealed.But how, when you have the Senators who will vote on the issue ??!! So in essence,we the people are totally screwed !!

  • http://cowboybyte RMichael

    I received a request to represent the voters in my 28th District in California (don’t laugh – I feel lonely enough out here) from the Republican National Committee. The reason for being chosen was listed as ‘your high level of political involvement’. Translated that means, for the past 3 years I have inundated politicians with what I call ‘my hate mail’ for their UN-American stances on many issues. Pelosi, Fienstein, Boxer, Berman, and Reid are among my regulars!

    Whomever voted against this will be hearing from me – just wish I were 25 years younger so I could really shake these idiots to their senses!

  • v steve

    USA oil for USA. Most if not all politicians have stock in oil. The fewer oil company`s the easer it is to regulate oil prices. Regulate the price you can regulate the stock price. Get the picture.

  • beps

    Whomever voted against this bill needs to be fired; WE THE PEOPLE must vote all the communists OUT!

  • WardMD

    Let me see if I get this straight…

    Harry Reid’s Democrat Majority Senate can’t seem to get a BUDGET passed (in THREE YEARS) – even though they’re REQUIRED BY LAW to do so, but they’re PERFECTLY able to KILL an amendment that would INCREASE the supply of Oil, thereby REDUCING Gas Prices (and “Create or Save” who knows how many JOBS).

    But, of course, it’s all Bush’s fault, isn’t it?

    With all due respect to Clint Eastwood (in the Superbowl Half-Time commercial), it’s NOT “half-time” in America, we’re in the 4th quarter, and we’re DOWN by $16 TRILLION!

    It’s time to change quarterbacks (if not the whole damn team)!

  • Briggs Phariss

    AMEN !!!